A Red Deer woman is facing charges after Ponoka RCMP recovered a stolen truck.
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, an RCMP officer was travelling to work in an unmarked vehicle. The officer, who was not from the Ponoka detachment, assisted a female driver in a truck, say police.
“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,” RCMP said in a release Wednesday.
At 10:35 a.m., an abandoned truck behind 54th Street was reported to police. The responding officers determined it was the stolen truck the detachment was looking for.
The truck was recovered by the RCMP and its owner was contacted. Investigation revealed a cheque, belonging to the truck owner, had been forged and cashed.
RCMP canvassed nearby homes and located the suspect driver.
Kailyn Diane Verquin, 21, is charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a conveyance and uttering a forged document.
At the time of Verquin’s arrest, she was wanted on warrants out of Red Deer, Blackfalds and Sylvan Lake. She remains in custody.