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Vehicle theft also leads to fraud and drug charges for Windsor man

An alleged drug dealer is facing several charges after Windsor police said they caught him getting into a stolen car.

The vehicle was stolen around 5 a.m. Monday from the parking lot of a business in the 3600 block of Tecumseh Road East. An employee of the business called police after first realizing her jacket, which had been near the front counter, was missing. After that, the victim also realized her vehicle was gone.

Several of the victim’s personal belongings were in the vehicle including a wallet with bank cards. The employee tried to cancel a credit card but learned it had already been used at a convenience store.

Police obtained video surveillance footage from the business where the car had been stolen and the convenience store where the credit card was used. That allowed them to identify a suspect.

Officers tracked the suspect down around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of Grandview Street. Police said they arrested him as he approached the stolen car.

Along with the vehicle, police said they seized 5.8 grams of methamphetamine, $1,105 in Canadian cash, $55 in U.S. cash, a digital scale and three cellphones.

Kyle Crawford, 29, from Windsor, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, fraud under $5,000, theft of a credit card and unauthorized use of a credit card.

Anyone with more information can call Windsor police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4350 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS). You can also leave tips online at catchcrooks.com.

Read the full story over at the Windsor Star.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

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