PENRYN (CBS13) — An identity theft suspect has been arrested after a traffic stop in Placer County last week.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, last Friday night, a deputy pulled over a driver along eastbound Interstate 80 at the Penryn Road exit. Exactly what prompted the traffic stop was not revealed, but the driver allegedly gave the deputy a license that didn’t seem to match up.READ MORE: Protesters In Placerville Call For Noose To Remain In City's Logo
Further, the deputy also allegedly spotted a glass pipe in plain view. Eventually, a search of the car uncovered another driver’s license in the suspect’s wallet.READ MORE: Police Responding To Intruder Call Swarm Natomas Home To Discover Roomba As Cleaning Culprit
Both drivers’ licenses didn’t belong the suspect, deputies say, but he was soon identified as 46-year-old West Covina resident Carlo Martin.
Investigators say one of the people later confirmed that his driver’s license had been stolen last May.MORE NEWS: Family Calls For Help In Finding Missing Modesto Mother Of 2 Allegedly Kidnapped At Gunpoint
Martin was arrested and is now facing charges of giving a false ID to a peace officer, possession of stolen property, identity theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.