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Sault man charged in relation to a number of identification, bank card thefts

He was also wanted in connection to a theft that took place in October 2019
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NEWS RELEASE
SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICE
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On Feb. 12, 2020, officers with Patrol Services arrested 51-year-old Darin Layden for possession of identity documents of another person.

It’s alleged on Feb. 8, 2020, the accused stole a wallet from a vehicle containing identity documents and bank cards. It is further alleged on Feb. 12, 2020 the accused entered a vehicle and stole various items. Both of these incidents took place in the 0-100 block of Bay Street.

On Feb. 12, 2020, security staff of a business in the 0-100 block of Bay Street recognized the accused and held him for police. Police arrived and arrested the accused. A subsequent search found him to be in possession of the bank card and ID from the victim from the incident on Feb. 8, 2020.

When the accused was taken back to the police station, it was learned he was wanted in connection to a theft that took place on Oct. 19, 2019. It is alleged the accused stole a wallet containing a bank card. He then went on to make three transactions at area businesses of approximately $388, and was denied at a fourth business. 

He is charged with one count of possession of ID of another person, three counts of theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property, four counts of use of a stolen credit card, one count of theft of a credit card and three counts of breach of recognizance. He was held for bail court.

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