Accused in 2011 kidnapping incident facing unrelated charges in Kamloops

Veronica Moncur, 27, is facing new charges in Kamloops of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and obstructing police. She was was acquitted on all charges in connection with the kidnapping incident from 2011.

A Kamloops woman implicated by police in an alleged gang-related kidnapping incident in the Lower Mainland in 2011 is facing unrelated charges in the Tournament Capital.

Veronica Moncur, 27, is facing new charges in Kamloops of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and obstructing police. Kody Robert Kelly, 33, is charged alongside her on both counts.

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According to court documents, the stolen property alleged to have been found in Moncur’s possession was a travel trailer.

Moncur and Kelly were arrested and released in May. Charges were laid last week.

Neither of the accused are in custody and both are expected to make their first appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Jan. 17.

Moncur was acquitted on all charges in connection with the kidnapping incident, following the alleged botched transferring of $440,000, in a trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

Court heard a 29-year-old man was kidnapped outside a downtown Vancouver bar after the stash of money went missing while being transferred from Canada to the United States.

Moncur was one of seven people charged and one of two acquitted. Two Kamloops men, Thomas Crawford and David Tarrant, were among those found guilty.

At the time of the incident, police said it was linked to the Independent Soldiers organized crime gang. Crawford, now 37, was in 2008 identified by Kamloops Mounties as the second-in-command of the local cell of the Independent Soldiers.

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