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Cab-and-dash lands Oliver man in jail

An Oliver man is facing a number of criminal charges after refusing to pay his taxi cab fare in Lake Country.

The Lake Country RCMP received a report of an unpaid taxi cab fare, Jan. 15 at 8:54 a.m.

"The suspect was reportedly picked up in the Lake Country area, driven to a destination in Vernon and returned back to Lake Country where he fled the cab, refusing to pay for the sizable fare," said Const. Kris Clark.

"The suspect male left both personal items and suspected stolen property behind in the taxi cab which was turned over to police to investigate."

The male suspect ,29, later attended the Lake Country RCMP Detachment, in another taxi cab, in possession of additional suspected stolen property, at which point he was taken into police custody without incident.

The 29 year old Oliver man faces possible criminal charges of Fraud, Obstruct a Peace Officer and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000. He was later released from police custody on a Promise to Appear in court on April 7, 2014.

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