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Man arrested after attempt to use stolen bank card, identity theft

The card had been stolen after a parked vehicle was broken into in Arthur, OPP say

UPDATE, Feb. 6, 2024: The name of the individual charged in this incident originally provided by police has been removed from this article as the OPP have confirmed that a suspect used stolen identification to falsely identify himself. Police are now seeking a warrant for Christopher Featherbe, 38, of Vaughan.

OPP Wellington Detachment issued a news release with the correction, stating the suspect is wanted for possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, mischief under $5,000, unauthorized use of credit card, and identity fraud, contrary to the Criminal Code.

The investigation is continuing, and further updates will be provided when new information becomes available, police said.


A Newmarket man has been arrested after a bank card was stolen from a vehicle in Arthur.

An unknown person had broken a window on a vehicle parked on George Street Arthur and had stolen items from inside Sept. 18, according to a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) news release.

The victim advised police that a stolen bank card had been used at a local business. A short time later, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person that was trying to use a bank card that kept being declined at business on Wellington Road 109.

Officers determined that the bank card being used had been stolen from the parked vehicle earlier.

[Name removed] is charged with: possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; possession of break in instruments; mischief under $5,000; and unauthorized use of credit card.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on Nov. 17, 2023.

If you have information that might assist the investigation, call Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.