Yesterday, RCMP issued a media release in which three accused’s were identified as being charged with 88 offences.
Since that release, Ponoka RCMP have learned that Miles Appenrodt was not involved in the offences whatsoever and is in fact, a victim of identity theft.
When arrested, the male - whose name cannot yet be released – produced an Alberta drivers license to police in the name of Miles Appenrodt and held himself out to be that person for the duration of his time in custody.
The RCMP deeply regrets this error and apologizes to Mr. Appenrodt for the difficulties this has caused.
We are doing all we can to remove any re-posts of the original publication from social media and we are issuing this media release to ensure that its message gets to all forms of media that posted our original statement.
The RCMP has now correctly identified the male responsible and a warrant is being sought.
The charges will now include personation and possession of identity document, in addition to the original offences.
Anyone with information this incident is asked to contact the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if you provide information that leads to an arrest(s) you may be eligible for a cash reward.