Sources within a Contra Costa police department have confirmed that a 43 year-old man has been booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of identity theft and forgery.
Officers also said the suspect was found with stolen property which often brings additional charges and an increased bail bonds amount.
The incident unfolded last last week, they said, when Pittsburgh Police officials found themselves pulling a driver over for what they initially saw as a routine traffic stop. Further investigation revealed the man had several felony warrants out for his arrest for forgery and identity theft charges.
When they searched the vehicle they found other evidence which led them to believe the suspect was continuing to engage in these types of financial crimes.
The driver was arrested and read his Miranda Rights; from there he was transported to the Contra Costa County Jail to be booked into the system.
His jail bonds amount was not immediately known.
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