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By Andrew Christiansen

Identity thief identified, nabbed


• One company’s vetting of its prospective renters has resulted in the arrest of a man who had been living off stolen identification. A background check by corporate headquarters of Three Mountain Village got a response indicating the man wasn’t who he claimed to be.

Back in February a man back east had his identity stolen. He routinely checked for any use of his name and up popped a hit from Goldendale of someone using his social security number. He immediately contacted the company and told them it wasn’t him, and they contacted Goldendale Police. Fingerprints revealed the man’s real name is Don Trattles. With that information in hand, the police obtained a search warrant for...

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