MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami man was arrested after Monroe County deputies reportedly found stolen mail and a credit card scanner in his car.

The sheriff’s office said they received several phone calls Sunday, Sept. 7th, about the driver of a black Lexus with heavily tinted windows who was stopping at mailboxes and taking the mail in a neighborhood near Marathon.

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Deputy Gil Gonzalez spotted the car leaving the area and stopped it. According to Gonzalez, the car smelled like marijuana. When he asked the driver, 22-year old David Arshad about it, Arshad reportedly confessed that he had been smoking pot.

Inside the car, Gonzalez found small amounts of a “leafy green substance” and a pipe. He also reportedly found a envelopes addressed to various people and a credit card scanner. Among the names on the mail were three Sheriff’s deputies’ names.

The sheriff’s office said Arshad had not only stolen mail from a Cudjoe Key Sheriff’s Substation, he also took it from various mailboxes from Key West to Miami.

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During the course of the investigation, Arshad gave several different identities to authorities.

Arshad was charged with possession of a forged driver’s license, four counts of theft, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of giving a false name to law enforcement officers.


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