Use of stolen credit cards leads RCMP to suspect

By Jill Sperling
May 26, 2016 - 10:01am

KAMLOOPS — RCMP quickly put a stop to a stolen credit card spending spree last week. 

On May 19 Kamloops RCMP were informed of a vehicle break-in on River Street. Identification cards and credit cards were stolen. 

The cards were used to purchase approximately $700 worth of clothing online. 

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said those purchases led to the execution of a search warrant on Alberni Avenue on May 20. 

"Inside of the residence we found all of the items that had been stolen from the suspect's vehicle on River Street, as well as items that had been stolen from another vehicle the previous day," she said. 

A 30-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with Use of Stolen Credit Card and three counts of Possession of Stolen Property.

Shelkie said they don't always get this lucky. 

"Sometimes the credit card hasn't been used immediately," Shelkie explained, "and sometimes the credit card is used in a way that the items bought are sent to a mailbox number or they're sent to some other address that we can't immediately investigate ... but in this situation it worked out very quickly."

Shelkie said the suspect is from Kamloops and is known to police. 

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