Chambers Co. deputies nab alleged ID thief

Chambers County deputies arrested a man in the stolen vehicle who was in possession of multiple drivers’ licenses, debit cards and gift cards.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said at 5:24 p.m. Tuesday, deputies conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 600 block of Hall Street in Oak Island.

“The vehicle had been stolen out of Austin,” Hawthorne said.

The driver, Dustin Michael Apland, was wanted by the Texas Pardons and Parole for parole revocation. 

“We feel like he was looking for more things to steal and trying to gain the ability to get other people’s IDs,” Hawthorne said. 

Apland was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony with a $10,000 bond; fraudulent use/possessing identifying information between 10 and 15 items, a second-degree felony with a $30,000 bond; credit card or debit card abuse, state jail felony with $10,000 bond; and parole violation.

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