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No charges in beer keg incident

Oct. 17, 2010, Oliver B.C. - Charges won't be laid against several volunteer firefighters accused of stealing beer kegs from a hotel as it went up in flames.

October 17, 2010 
By The Canadian Press

Members of the Oliver, B.C., fire department were investigated after a blaze at the southern Okanagan's Mesa Hotel in May.

Oliver city council urged the RCMP to look into the matter and Mounties alleged the kegs were removed as firefighters responded to the flames.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says investigators forwarded their findings to the Crown and were recently told charges of theft under $5,000 were not approved.

Moskaluk says the Crown ruled the matter was not in the public interest.


The RCMP has now closed its file on the case.

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