West Vancouver Police arrest three identity theft suspects and recover hundreds of stolen documents
The West Vancouver Police Department has arrested three individuals for allegedly stealing hundreds of stolen and fraudulent document, according to a press release.
On Wednesday, a male and two female suspects were tracked to a motel in the 2900 block of Boundary Road in Burnaby. One female was taken into custody for an arrest warrant relating to another investigation in Squamish.
The West Vancouver Police Special Projects and Operations Team undertook the investigation targeting suspects known to police for previous involvement in mail and identity theft.
Following further investigations, the police acquired additional search warrants for a suspect vehicle and a motel room. They found a large quantity of suspected stolen mail, credit and other identity cards, tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices.
The other male and female suspects were then also arrested. The three individuals were held at West Vancouver Police Headquarters for their first court appearance yesterday.
They have been remanded in custody for another court appearance on Monday. Additional charge recommendations are likely as the investigation continues, the release stated.
Crown Counsel approved a total of ten charges in relation to this investigation:
- 23-year-old Kimberly McSweeney of Squamish has been charged with three counts of Possession of Property Obtained Through, one count of Identity Theft and one count of Personation with Intent;
- 32-year-old Shawn David Lundrigan of Squamish is charged with two counts of Possession of Property Obtained Through Crime and one count of Identity Theft;
- 21-year-old Karajeet Kaur Ghuman of Burnaby is charged with 2 counts of Breach of Probation.