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Kingsbury on trial

The trial of former Coquitlam Mayor Jon Kingsbury, who has been accused of stealing an RV from a repair shop in Langley in 2008, began this week.

Kingsbury is facing charges of theft over $5,000, personation with intent to gain advantage, causing a person to use a forged document and fraud over $5,000. The trial is expected to continue for the rest of the week.

The charges relate to an incident in the summer of 2008 when Kingsbury was accused of stealing a travel trailer from a Langley RV facility by pretending to be the owner, former business associate Jean Aussant.

Kingsbury, who last ran for office in the 2006 election, has stated he loaned Aussant money to buy the trailer and was trying to recoup other money owed to him by Aussant by securing assets such as a pick-up truck and the trailer.