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Charges laid in connection to 22 work van thefts in Abbotsford

Charlene Williams is facing 10 charges, including theft of a motor vehicle
Charlene Williams is facing 10 charges in connection to 22 vehicle thefts in Abbotsford dating back to January 2023. /File Photo

Ten charges were approved in connection to 22 vehicle thefts in Abbotsford that date back to January 2023.

According to an Abbotsford Police Department news release, Charlene Willams was identified as a suspect by the department’s Crime Reduction Unit, arrested and charged.

Williams is facing two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, seven counts of possession of property obtained by crime and one count of possession of break-in instruments

“The AbbyPD’s Crime Reduction Unit is committed to the identification, targeting, and arrest of prolific property offenders. CRU recognizes the personal impact that these offences had on numerous victims and will continue to make them a priority,” Crime Reduction Unit Sgt. Cory Johansen said in a news release. “We are hoping the arrest of this prolific offender can bring some justice and closure to those impacted by their crimes.”

APD began to investigate a series of twenty-two vehicle work vans in January 2023. According to police, which often contained thousands of dollars of tools which multiple victims required for work.

Dillon White

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I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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