Ponoka, Alberta – On Oct. 30 shortly after 9:00 a.m., an RCMP member, associated to a unit outside of Ponoka, was travelling to work in an unmarked police vehicle when she assisted a female driver in a truck. Information was provided to Ponoka RCMP about the incident, for follow up. Ponoka RCMP determined that the truck was previously reported stolen, and efforts were launched to locate the truck in Ponoka.
At 10:35 a.m., Ponoka RCMP received a complaint from an alert citizen of an abandoned truck behind 54 Street. The responding members determined that was the stolen truck they dealt with earlier. The truck was recovered by the RCMP who contacted the truck’s owner. Investigation revealed that a cheque belonging to the truck owner had been forged and cashed.
RCMP canvassed nearby homes and located the suspect female driver of the truck.
Kailyn Diane Verquin (21) of Red Deer was arrested without incident. She is charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a conveyance and utter a forged document. At the time of her arrest, Verquin was wanted on arrest warrants out of Red Deer, Blackfalds and Sylvan Lake. She remains in custody.
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