Sooke RCMP have arrested a man that allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit cards at Sooke businesses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke RCMP have arrested a man that allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit cards at Sooke businesses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke man facing fraud charges after wallet stolen from vehicle

Suspect used owner’s credit and debit cards at multiple Sooke businesses

A Sooke man has been arrested for theft and fraud after he allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit and debit cards at local businesses, RCMP say.

The theft occurred in the 2000-block of Pyrite Drive sometime overnight on Oct. 31. The suspect was arrested on Nov. 3.

“This investigation is a great example of Sooke RCMP’s relentless pursuit of persons who victimize our communities for their personal gain,” said RCMP Sgt. Kevin Shaw.

“With the assistance of local businesses, we were able to identify and arrest the person believed to be responsible for a number of thefts and related frauds in our community.”

Shaw reminded the public to report their crimes, however minor, to the RCMP office or through the detachment’s online reporting tool.

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