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Sudbury teen stole pay cheques and credit cards
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A Greater Sudbury teen has been hit with a number of charges after he was found in a stolen vehicle and in possession of stolen credit cards. (File)

A Greater Sudbury teen has been hit with a number of charges after he was found in a stolen vehicle and in possession of stolen credit cards.

On Wednesday, Jan. 10 Greater Sudbury Police were called in relation to a youth who was seen checking parked vehicles on Sixth Avenue in Lively.

When officers arrived, they found the youth in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked on the roadway. Through speaking with and identifying the young man, officers discovered that he was breaching the conditions of a Youth Probation Order where he was to be in his residence between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day. 

The youth was placed under arrest for Breach of Youth Probation.

The officers requested additional information on the vehicle from a communications centre dispatcher. The information revealed that the vehicle did not belong to the youth and that it was stolen. The officers searched the young man and found five pay cheques in his possession that did not belong to him.

The 18-year old young man from Greater Sudbury has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to this incident:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Fail to Comply with Sentence x3
  • Breach of Youth Probation

Additionally, officers have connected the youth to the following incidents; a theft of fuel from a gas station on Lorne Street used to fill-up a stolen vehicle from Lively, a theft from motor vehicle in Skead where a stolen credit card was used to purchase items at a gas station in Greater Sudbury and a theft from motor vehicle in Lively where another stolen credit card was used to purchase items from gas stations in Lively.

The young man is has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to the three additional incidents:

  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Fraud Under $5,000 x4
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Use of Stolen Credit Card x4
  • Breach of Youth Probation x4
  • Breach of Probation x3

Officers continue to investigate the reported thefts from motor vehicles in Lively and across Greater Sudbury.

The Greater Sudbury Police Services urges community members to ensure that their vehicles are locked and to remove any valuable items. Thefts from motor vehicles are easily preventable.

If you see any suspicious people or activities in your neighbourhood, please contact Police and provide as much information as possible regarding the individual(s).




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