A Sault Ste. Marie resident faces multiple theft and fraud charges in Elliot Lake following a traffic stop in the Sault earlier this week.
In a news release issued today, East Algoma OPP say that Sault Ste. Marie city police stopped the 52-year-old on Sept. 25 when they learned the accused was wanted on numerous arrest warrants from the OPP.
Police say the accused was involved in numerous fraud and theft complaints in relation to a person running an automotive garage on Kilborn Way in Elliot Lake.
As a result of the traffic stop, Steven Givens was arrested and faces multiple charges.
For more information, including the list of charges, see the full release below.
On Sept. 25, 2022, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to numerous prior theft and fraud investigations in Elliot Lake.
Sault Ste Marie City Police conducted a vehicle stop on Sept. 25, and learned the driver had numerous arrest warrants from East Algoma OPP. In September and October of 2020, police received numerous fraud and theft complaints in relation to a person running an automotive garage on Kilborn Way in Elliot Lake. Once police concluded the lengthily investigations, the person had already left town and arrest warrants were issued.
Steven Givens, 52 years old of Sault Ste Marie, was arrested and charged with:
- Fraud under $5,000 (four counts), contrary to section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
- Theft of motor vehicle (two counts), contrary to section 333.1 of the CC
- Take motor vehicle without consent (two counts), contrary to section 335(1) of the CC
- Misleading receipt, contrary to section 388 of the CC
The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on Oct. 11, 2022.