A woman arrested in a rented pickup with stolen credit and debit cards, as well as other personal identification and break-in tools, was handed a conditional sentence Friday.
Chelsea Kibzey, 25, pleaded guilty Friday to possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments.
Crown lawyer Jenny Reid said a Langley-based company rented a pickup on Nov. 13 last year to a woman with a fraudulent credit card. Two weeks later, RCMP pulled over Kibzey and two other people in the truck in Kamloops, with stolen identification and credit cards.
Kibzey was behind the wheel. She also had break-in tools with her, including a slim jim and crowbar.
She has five property related convictions on her record.
Reid said police believe the credit and bank cards as well as stolen identification were obtained from mail theft but there is no evidence that Kibzey conducted it.
Defence lawyer Sheldon Tate said his client was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“She had her suspicions about the contents in the pickup,” he said. “It’s a case of her sticking her head in the sand about the items.”
Judge Stephen Harrison gave Kibzey a nine-month conditional sentence, warning she will spend time in jail if she breaks the conditions.
Those conditions include an evening curfew and no-alcohol provision. Kibzey also cannot be in a vehicle unless the registered owner is present.