A pair of Metro Vancouver thieves have been arrested and charged after they allegedly conducted an extended period of mail and identity theft.
After Coquitlam RCMP and Canadian Postal Inspectors worked together to investigate the thefts, investigators identified a primary suspect, made arrests, and used search warrants to acquire a large amount of evidence, according to a November 11 news release from Coquitlam RCMP.
Heine Hut, a 49-year-old Surrey man who is well-known to police, is facing six counts of charges that include mail theft, unlawful using a mail key, and possessing stolen mail and a stolen credit card.
Charlene Saar, a 40-year-old Surrey woman, faces five counts of the same charges.
The suspects are believed to be have been involved in a significant amount of mail and identity theft over several months.