July 24, 2019 4:34 pm

Alleged identity thief arrested in Penticton after 30 pieces of identification found in vehicle

Penticton RCMP are investigating a case of alleged identity theft after 30 pieces of identification were discovered in a man's vehicle on July 14.

Global News

An alleged identity thief has been arrested in Penticton.

Penticton RCMP Cst. James Grandy said in a press release that Devon Dean White is facing several charges after he was arrested on July 14 for prohibited driving and possession of a controlled substance.

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Upon the search of his vehicle, officers allegedly recovered 30 pieces of identification, as well as stolen property from Apex Mountain Ski Resort.

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In the following days, officers with the Street Enforcement Unit executed two search warrants at an apartment on Sydney St. in Penticton, as well as a U-Haul truck.

“Numerous additional stolen documents and identification were found, which officers believe the suspect was in possession of for the purpose of identity theft,” the release says.

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A dirt bike allegedly stolen during a break and enter in Okanagan Falls on July 12 was recovered, along with stolen property from the Edge Water Marina in Peachland and stolen cheques from the Roll N Stones Fun Centre in Penticton.

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The release says the investigation continues and additional charges are anticipated.

White appeared in court on July 15 and was remanded in custody until July 31 pending further investigation.

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