OR: Convicted ID thief found with ‘how to’ guide, DMV database

Brent Weisberg reports:

Joe V. Johansen was arrested Jan. 30 by officers with the Portland Police Bureau’s Street Crimes Unit that operates out of East Precinct.


In the affidavit that requested an increase for bail, Jackson wrote Portland police officers Michael Strawn and Patrick Mawdsley received a downloaded copy of a computer that Johansen admitted belonged to him.

“The computer download contained the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles list of Oregon identification numbers, as well as 13 different victims’ federal income tax forms,” Jackson wrote.

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