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Man charged with 71 counts of identity theft after lengthy investigation

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Peter G. Reuteler circa 2009. Peter G. Reuteler circa 2009.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff's Investigative Task Force (ITF) detectives arrested 37-year-old Peter G. Reuteler for multiple counts of identity theft, theft and theft of rental property after an investigation stretching back to February 2016.

Detective Scott Bonney began looking into a reported identity theft due to a fraudulent tax return of the first victim back in February. During a long and extensive investigation, Detective Bonney identified 30 victims, including 16 businesses and 14 individuals, across multiple states.

Reuteler was charged with a total of 71 charges (60 felonies and 11 misdemeanors) of identity theft first and second degree, forgery, financial fraud, theft of rental or leased property, first, second and third degree theft and possession of another's identification. 

Reuteler made his first court appearance last week. The judge in the case set his bond at $1 million.

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