Fraud and possession of stolen property


2022-01-28 14:56 PST

 On January 23 at 8:00 pm, Lillooet RCMP were advised of a suspicious man walking on the highway near Pavilion Reserve on Highway 99N. Police attended and were unable to locate the man, but did locate a stolen vehicle out of Clinton that was parked just off the road in that area. The owner of the vehicle was advised and was happy to have his truck back.

Police were later informed that the stolen vehicle ran out of gas, so the suspect abandoned the vehicle and took a taxi to Lillooet. After being dropped off, he ran away from the cab without paying the fare of $86.

The man was later located by police at a local hotel and was arrested for fraud and possession of stolen property. 

The man was found to be in possession of several pieces of identification that did not belong to him. He was also breaching his curfew conditions. The suspect was arrested for identity theft and breach of conditions. He is awaiting trial for 20 other unrelated charges from other jurisdictions. Lillooet RCMP held the man for a bail hearing, where a Justice of the Peace elected to remand him and he was transported to Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Thanks to the quick thinking and persistence of the Lillooet police officers, this prolific offender was arrested and off the streets, says Constable Andrew Hodges, Lillooet RCMP.

Released by:
Cst. Andrew Hodges
Lillooet RCMP
Tel: 250-256-4244
Fax: 250-256-4302

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