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Man Arrested After Stolen Mail & Credit Card Scanner Found In Car

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A Miami man was arrested after Monroe County deputies reportedly found stolen mail and a credit card scanner in his car.

The sheriff's office said they received several phone calls Sunday, Sept. 7th, about the driver of a black Lexus with heavily tinted windows who was stopping at mailboxes and taking the mail in a neighborhood near Marathon.

Deputy Gil Gonzalez spotted the car leaving the area and stopped it. According to Gonzalez, the car smelled like marijuana. When he asked the driver, 22-year old David Arshad about it, Arshad reportedly confessed that he had been smoking pot.

Inside the car, Gonzalez found small amounts of a "leafy green substance" and a pipe. He also reportedly found a envelopes addressed to various people and a credit card scanner. Among the names on the mail were three Sheriff's deputies' names.

The sheriff's office said Arshad had not only stolen mail from a Cudjoe Key Sheriff's Substation, he also took it from various mailboxes from Key West to Miami.

During the course of the investigation, Arshad gave several different identities to authorities.

Arshad was charged with possession of a forged driver's license, four counts of theft, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of giving a false name to law enforcement officers.


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