Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) have arrested a 29-year-old in connection with an identity theft investigation, seizing stolen items and drugs in the process.
Reports indicate that Brock Mathews Kelland was taken into jail on multiple counts of aggravated identity theft, delivery of heroin and methamphetamine, possession of a stolen vehicle, and other charges. Police conducted a search warrant at his home based on the allegations, where they found more than 100 stolen credit reports and applications from All Car Auto Sales in Gladstone, Oregon. Police say Kelland and two others used the credit reports to create fake Oregon driver’s licenses, which were then used to obtain instant credit accounts at local stores.
Jeffrey Scott Milstein and Dominick Ray Grant George were also indicted by a grand jury in connection with this investigation. George was arrested earlier this month, while police continue to search for Milstein, who is wanted on warrants for identity theft.
Kelland faces charges of first-degree theft, identity theft, second-degree theft and computer crime in the case, according to court records. The owner of All Car Auto Sales, Chris Faraed, said he doesn’t know how the credit reports were stolen, but believes that it happened sometime over the past few months.
“I’m still just shocked that this happened,” Faraed said. “I’m still trying to figure out how this happened and trying my best to let everyone know about it.”
Portland police are asking anyone with information on Milstein’s whereabouts to contact local law enforcement. The PPB also suggests that anyone who provided credit information at the All Car Auto Sales dealership should contact credit bureaus to determine if they have been a victim of identity theft.