Stolen SUV leads to possible mobile ID theft lab, 77 felony charges

Stolen SUV leads to possible mobile ID theft lab, 77 felony charges

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EVERETT, Wash. — Everett police say a stolen Land Rover led to 77 felony charges being filed against a man in connection with identity theft.

Police were called to the 3500 block of Lowell Snohomish River Road on Jan. 20 for a report of a stolen Land Rover.

Officers said they arrested the man inside the SUV for possession of a stolen vehicle. Investigators said the man denied owning any of the property inside the SUV.

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After getting a search warrant, detectives said they found evidence the Land Rover had been used as a mobile identity theft lab and contained items from hundreds of potential victims.

After a comprehensive investigation, the suspect was charged with 77 additional felonies – 58 counts of identity theft, 15 counts of forgery, theft, possession of stolen mail, identity theft and unlawful possession of payment instruments.

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