Wembley police arrest man for stealing mail

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WEMBLEY police have charged a 39-year-old man after he allegedly stole mail from several western suburbs properties to commit fraud.

Between February and March, the man allegedly broke into post office boxes and letter boxes in the Claremont and Crawley areas and stole mail.

Police say he used identification from the stolen mail to create false accounts for goods and services.

He has been charged with burglary with intent, as well as both the use and possession of identification material with the intent of committing an indictable offence.

He is facing further charges of forge and utter, six counts of criminal damage, five counts of stealing and three counts of fraud.

He will appear at the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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