West Vancouver Police arrest three mail theft suspects, recover hundreds of stolen documents

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A coordinated police effort in Metro Vancouver has led to the arrests of three individuals for allegedly creating fraudulent documents and stealing hundreds of pieces of mail.

On Wednesday, one male and two female suspects were traced to a motel in the 2900 block of Boundary Road in Burnaby. One of the female suspects was apprehended on the basis of an arrest warrant relating to another investigation in Squamish.

After further investigation, police obtained additional search warrants for a suspect vehicle and another motel room. They discovered a large quantity of suspected stolen mail, credit cards, identification cards and documents, tablet computers, smartphones and other electronic devices.

The case is being investigated by the West Vancouver Police Special Projects and Operations Team. All three suspects are being held at West Vancouver Police headquarters and had their first court appearance yesterday. According to police, they are known to be chronic offenders.

Crown counsel has now approved a total of ten charges in relation to this investigation:

  • 23-year-old Kimberly McSweeney of Squamish has been charged with three counts of possession of property obtained through crime, one count of identity theft, and one count of personation with Intent.
  • 32-year-old Shawn David Lundrigan of Squamish is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained through crime and one count of identity theft.
  • 21-year-old Karajeet Kaur Ghuman of Burnaby is charged with two counts of breach of probation.

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