SURREY — A Surrey man has been sentenced to serve a two-year conditional sentence and a couple months probation for his role in the operation of what police are calling a credit card and identity theft "factory" in Port Kells.
The Surrey RCMP seized hundreds of stolen and fake Canadian passports, B.C. drivers licenses, care cards, credit cards, birth certificates, gift cards, social insurance cards and BCID cards from a house in the 18000-block of 96th Avenue during a raid in May. Police also seized stolen mail, cheques and ID, as well as an embosser, computers, hard drives and a laser printer that were used to forge the cards and documents.
"In this specific case, our investigators were able to link the recovered documents to hundreds of different victims," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said.
Timothy Bradly Moisan, 40, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of stolen property, possession of instruments to forge/falsify credit cards, identity theft, and dealing with identity theft document without lawful excuse. He was sentenced on Sept. 13.
Staff Sgt. Marty Blais, district commander of Cloverdale/Port Kells, said that "understanding the impact that identity theft and frauds can have on their victims, the successful conclusion of this investigation is extremely rewarding."
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