Man charged following possession of stolen identification

Surrey

2020-10-19 09:57 PDT

File # 2020-157913

A man has been charged with fraud related offences after producing a stolen identification card to police during a traffic stop.

On October 10, 2020 shortly after 9:00 p.m., a member of the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit conducted a traffic stop with a suspicious vehicle in the area of 107 Avenue and Old Yale Road. During the stop, the driver allegedly produced a stolen driver’s license. The driver was arrested for obstruction for providing a false identity to the officer.

Further investigation of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of stolen credit card data, lock picks, demagnetization devices, and other items consistent with identify theft and fraud.

The driver was identified as 30-year-old Tyler Missen, and on October 11, 2020, he was charged with offences related to fraud, driving while prohibited, and breach of probation.

The items we recovered in this traffic stop are more than just data or credit cards numbers, they represent victims of crime, says Sergeant Stuart Gray of the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit. Identify theft can have a significant personal impact on victims, Surrey RCMP will continue to conduct targeted traffic enforcement, disrupting criminal activity in the city.

Surrey RCMP recommends the following tips to prevent identity theft:

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.  



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Cpl. Joanie Sidhu

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
www.surreyrcmp.ca  
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776
Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca  

 

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