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Sandy Man Facing Arraignment for Using Deceased 92-Year Old Woman's ID to Apply for Hunting Tags
Clackamas County District Attorney's Office
(503) 655-8431
Sergeant Chris Hawkins
OSP Fish and Wildlife Division – LaGrande
(541) 963-7175

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Last month, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers brought an end to a nearly two year investigation with the arrest of a 68-year old Sandy-area man on allegations that he used the name of a friend's deceased 92-year old mother to unlawfully apply for deer and elk tags in the Keating and Snake River Units in northeast Oregon. The defendant's arraignment is set for September 20, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in Clackamas County Circuit Court.
On August 20, 2010, LEROY ARLOW ANDERSON, age 68, from Sandy, was arrested by OSP troopers following an indictment by a Clackamas County Grand Jury for two felony counts of Identity Theft and two misdemeanor counts of False Application for a Hunting License.
OSP Senior Trooper Kreg Coggins started the investigation in November 2008 after discovering a deceased person's name was drawn for an ODFW rifle elk tag for the Snake River Unit. Coggins learned that the name of the deceased person, who had passed away in November 2006, was also listed in the ODFW licensing system as applying for deer and elk point savers during 2007.
Coggins and OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers from the Portland Area Command office served a search warrant in June 2009 at ANDERSON's Sandy-area residence. Information and evidence collected during the two year investigation resulted in a Clackamas County Circuit Court judge signing two felony warrants for ANDERSON's arrest charging two counts of Identity Theft.
Questions should be directed to Deputy District Attorney Lewis Burkhart at the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.