BC Mountie to be charged with alleged attempt to use position to pick up women – Abbotsford News

A Surrey RCMP officer faces nine charges of breach of trust and fraud in what police say was an alleged attempt to pick up women.

The BC Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday (June 29) that the charges against Surrey RCMP Cpl. Peter Leckie in connection with allegations of misconduct involving three individuals “in or near Surrey” between January 2014 and October 2020.

Surrey RCMP says Leckie has used his position as a police officer to obtain information and contact the public with the aim of “entering intimate relationships with women, both on and off duty”.

These are disturbing allegations of breach of trust and fraud involving one of our police officers, said Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, officer in charge of the Surrey RCMP. Our Professional Standards Department is committed to a thorough investigation, and we urge anyone with additional information to contact PSU investigators.

Leckie faces seven breaches of trust related to the duties of their office in violation of Section 122 of the Criminal Code and two charges of obtaining computer services through fraud in violation of Section 342.1(1)(a) of the Code of Criminal Law.

The indictment was sworn in on June 29 and his first appearance date has been set for July 29 in Surrey Provincial Court.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Surrey RCMP Professional Standards Unit at 604-599-7887.

Leckie has been working with Surrey RCMP since 2010. He has been suspended with pay and the BCRCMP says that “recent developments with criminal charges filed today are initiating the process of moving to a suspension without payment.”


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