Rental truck scam involved stolen ID

Langley Mounties are looking for a man who may have stolen both a rental truck and someone’s identity.

The investigation began when a U-Haul rental truck wasn’t returned on time.

On July 17, someone rented a truck for five days. It wasn’t returned, despite the firm calling the renter and him assuring it would be brought back.

The rental outlet called in the police on July 26. To date, the truck has still not turned up, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

Police headed off to the home of the man listed as the renter, and found he had been the victim of an identity theft back in 2011.

The man’s wallet and ID had been stolen that year, said Marks. Since then, cell phones had been purchased in his name twice, and he is still trying to clear up the issue.

The identification used to rent the U-Haul was apparently stolen, police believe.

Langley RCMP are releasing surveillance photos, and are asking anyone who recognizes the person to phone them at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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