Springfield police arrest man accused of forgery, identity theft

At the residence, police said detectives found stolen mail, forged driver’s licenses, counterfeit checks, and computers and printers used to manufacture the forgeries.

Posted: Sep 21, 2018 10:42 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Springfield police arrested a man accused of forgery, identity theft and other crimes Thursday after serving a search warrant.

Police said when detectives arrived to the residence on 8th Street, they found Mark Anthony Christian, 40, of Springfield in the process of developing a forged Oregon driver’s license.

At the residence, police said detectives found stolen mail, forged driver’s licenses, counterfeit checks, and computers and printers used to manufacture the forgeries.

Police also found a complete mailbox with mail inside and a stolen U-Haul flatbed trailer at the location.

Investigators are going through the mail to determine victims. Victims will be contacted as part of the ongoing investigation.

Christian faces charges of identity theft, first-degree forgery, first-degree possession of a forged instrument, possession of a forgery device, computer crime and possession of heroin.

More charges are expected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Springfield police at 541-726-3721.

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