Fraud, forgery and glitter eggs: Former Stony Plain Mountie convicted for series of offences

A now-retired RCMP officer who was the subject of two police watchdog investigations has been convicted of 10 criminal charges.

Provincial court Judge Morris Golden, who heard the case, found that while working as a police officer between 2012 and 2016, Aaron Lee Sayler, 33, harassed and damaged the property of women with whom he’d been romantically involved, filed a false hit-and-run collision report in order to collect insurance money, stole an airsoft gun from a suspect during a vehicle search and committed fraud against the RCMP by forging documents in order to get transfer-related benefits.

The slew of charges were the result of two rounds of investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ASIRT), announced in October 2016 and June 2017.

Sayler was convicted of the following offences on Sept. 28: fraud over $5,000; obtaining money by making a false statement in writing; using a forged document to commit an offence; harassment; mischief damaging or destroying property; theft under $5,000; making a false statement in order to get payment; using a forged document; mischief by obstructing lawful use or enjoyment of property; and fraud under $5,000.


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