Kelowna RCMP seizes suspected counterfeit bills

A call from a South Okanagan off-duty officer leads to arrest of man driving a stolen motorhome

Thanks to an off-duty RCMP officer from the South Okanagan, Kelowna RCMP made an arrest this week which led to the seizure of hundreds of counterfeit bills.

The officer supported his Mountie counterparts in the Central Okanagan by calling in a stolen motorhome being driven into the policing jurisdiction of West Kelowna.

On May 9, 2018 at approximately 11 p.m., Mounties caught up to the Itasca Cambria motorhome, reported to police as stolen from outside a Penticton residence on April 26, now parked stationary in the 2400 block of Dobbin Road in West Kelowna.

Officers were able to promptly arrest the male suspect, known to police in the South Okanagan, without any incident.

“During a search of the suspect incidental to his arrest, police seized a small amount of suspected heroin along with hundreds of dollars in suspected counterfeit US $20 bills,” sais Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP Regional Detachment.

“RCMP also determined that the 38-year-old Penticton man, also believed to be an unlicensed and prohibited driver, was in breach of his Court imposed conditions of release.”

Kory Horwood has now been formally charged by the Courts with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of counterfeit money and breach of his Undertaking.

To report a typo, email:



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

West Kelowna candidates discuss new city hall

This week learn about how your candidates feel about a new city hall in West Kelowna

Science teachers converge on Kelowna for conference

Exposing new instructional classroom tools for science teachers

Okanagan competitors to be featured in arm wrestling documentary

Arm Nation, featuring competitions from Kelowna and Penticton, will air on Oct. 20 on APTN

Former Vernon man guilty of Japanese exchange student’s murder

Natsumi Kogawa was found at empty heritage mansion shortly after she was reported missing in 2016

West Kelowna high school teacher faces sexual assault charges

A Mount Boucherie teacher has been charged with child luring, sexual exploitation and sexual assault

Cough cough: Kelowna MLA gets flu shot to prep for the cold season

Steve Thomson got his flu shot from Lakeside Medicine Centre Friday

Watch it again: Kelowna mayoral candidates square off

Missing the LIVE Kelowna mayoral debate watch now

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Black trucks figure prominently in Shuswap thefts

Chase RCMP investigating stolen vehicles from several communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Ocean ‘blob’ returns to B.C.’s North Coast

A 2,000 kilometre patch of warm ocean water could signal a warm winter in Prince Rupert

Most Read