By CBS13 Staff

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – An identity theft suspect was arrested near Roseville last week – with deputies finding that he had allegedly started a business under the victim’s name.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says deputies pulled over a suspect on Riverside Avenue back on the night of April 21. Exactly what prompted the traffic stop was not disclosed.

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Richard McCormack, a 33-year-old transient, was driving the vehicle. Deputies say they soon found meth, a stolen driver’s license, and forged checks allegedly in McCormack’s possession. Further, detectives also discovered that McCormack had also allegedly created a business using that person’s stolen identity.

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Detectives allege McCormack wrote several false checks after opening a number of credit accounts.

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McCormack has been arrested and is now facing charges of receiving known stolen property, using another identity to get credit accounts, intent to defraud, as well as drug charges.