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Woman who 'bought' $85K car wanted for fraud

Fraudulent identification linked to an identity theft was used at a high-end Vaughan car dealership, York Regional Police say
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect following a fraud totalling more than $85,000.

On Oct. 22, 2019, police began an investigation after receiving a report from an employee of a car dealership on Steeles Avenue in the City of Vaughan. Investigators learned that on Sept. 13, 2019, an unknown suspect purchased a high-end vehicle worth more than $85,000. It was later discovered that the suspect used fraudulent identification connected to an identity theft that occurred in the Ottawa area.

Investigators are releasing images of the suspect and are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying her.

Suspect description:

  • Female, Black 
  • Approximately 30 to 40 years

Anyone who can identify this suspect or have other information are asked to contact the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6627 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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