A former Edmonton-area Mountie has been charged with theft and fraud.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team was called in to investigate allegations from March of last year involving Constable Aaron Saylor, and an airsoft pistol.
ASIRT says the pistol was found during a search of a vehicle and instead of seizing and properly handling it as evidence, it’s alleged the officer simply took the weapon.
Saylor, who was a constable with the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP at the time of the incident, is charged with theft under 5-thousand dollars and one count of obtaining by false pretenses.
He is also charged with fraud after it was alleged he created a false hit and run collision report for his insurance company in October of 2014.
Saylor is no longer with the RCMP. He was suspended from duty on February 19th as is standard RCMP practice.
An internal RCMP investigation is also underway.
Sayler resigned from the RCMP on Wednesday.