Man arrested after deputies discover over 50 identity theft documents

Posted at 12:19 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 14:19:28-04

Teller County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after discovering over 50 different identity theft documents in his possession.

The sheriff’s office said deputies contacted Richard Wayne Beam for what they thought was a motorist assist call on County Road 25 on April 15.

Upon contact, deputies discovered a long list of items including drug paraphernalia, a controlled substance, Colorado ID cards, multiple Colorado Driver’s Licenses, Social Security cards, credit cards, blank checks, bank account and routing numbers, and other documents belonging to a number of victims, deputies said.

Beam was taken into custody and charged with another long list of charges, including five counts of Criminal Possession of Identification Documents, 43 counts of Criminal Possession of Financial Transaction Device and 66 counts of Identity Theft, all Felony charges.

The sheriff’s office said it is working with Pikes Peak’s regional law enforcement agencies to contact and identify all victims in the case and identify which cases the identities are associated with.