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.READ MORE: Overturned Car West Of I-5 Leaves Driver Stranded
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.READ MORE: WATCH: Bear Breaks Into Lake Tahoe Garage
Detectives allege McCormack wrote several false checks after opening a number of credit accounts.MORE NEWS: Texas School Shooting: What We Know About The Mass Shooting That Left 21 Dead
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.