Surrey RCMP enlisted help from their Langley colleagues to bust a fake credit card factory located near the municipal boundary.
One man has now been sentenced for possession of stolen property and identity theft, among other charges, following the May raid.
Members of the Surrey RCMP community response unit, with a search warrant, entered a home in the 18000 block of 96th Avenue this spring.
Hundreds of stolen and fake cards were seized.
Also found were gift cards, SIN cards, BCID cards, drivers licenses, Care Cards, birth certificates, and Canadian passports.
Stolen mail, cheques, and documents with personal identification and information were also found.
The house was set up as an identity theft and fake credit card making factory, said Surrey RCMP.
Several computers, a laser printer, and an embosser were all seized as part of the "factory."
Timothy Bradley Moisan was arrested and held in custody for four months, and he pleaded guilty on Sept. 13 to six offences, including three counts of possession of stolen property, possession of instruments to forge or falsify credit cards, identity theft, and dealing with identity documents without a lawful excuse.
Moisan was given a two year conditional sentence order and two months of probation to follow that.
He is also on a number of other conditions intended to keep the public safe. The Surrey RCMP worked with the Langley Mounties, the Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit, and the Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Team on the investigation.
"Understanding the impact that identity theft and frauds can have on their victims, the successful conclusion of this investigation is extremely rewarding," said Staff Sgt. Marty Blais, District Commander for Cloverdale/Port Kells. "A lot of different sections used their expertise on this case, and working together will serve us well for future similar investigations."
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