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Man faces multiple theft charges following Penticton police investigation

Penticton RCMP are looking for the rightful owner of this birthday card, found amongst some stolen items in a police investigation.
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January 12, 2021 - 5:13 PM

A 38-year-old Penticton man is facing charges following an investigation by Penticton RCMP.

A search warrant was executed on Mark Anthony Stewart’s home by the Penticton RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit, prompted by the week-long police effort.

Inside, police found several pieces of mail and forged documentation. Police also found a birthday card sent by ‘Gramma Patti’ to her grandson ‘Henry, ‘ which was likely stolen in transit in the mail.

Stewart has been charged with possessing forged documents, possessing identity documents, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

"Our officers have been actively working to solve recent mail thefts and break-ins to community mail boxes,” Const. James Grandy said in a press release issued today, Jan. 12.

“This arrest will hopefully have a direct impact, and help prevent these kinds of thefts from reoccurring,” he said.

Investigators are hoping to return the stolen birthday card to its rightful owner. Anyone with information on who that may be should contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300

You can help avoid mail theft by:

  • collecting your mail daily
  • if you’re going away, put a hold on your service
  • shredding documents which contain personal financial information
  • never sending cash in the mail

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