Ajax (September 11, 2020) – The Durham Regional Police arrested a 19-year-old woman on September 5 after she allegedly purchased a Land Rover Velar at an Ajax dealership using a fake ID. The car is worth more than $85,000. The Niagara Falls woman has been charged with multiple offenses including Fraud Under $5,000, Personation to Obtain Property Interest, and Identity Fraud.
The Durham Regional Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old woman for allegedly using a fraudulent ID to purchase an expensive Land Rover SUV, according to the police press release issued on September 9. The Niagara Falls woman is facing multiple fraud-related charges.
Identity fraud at Ajax car dealership
On September 4, the young woman visited the Land Rover Lakeridge dealership in Ajax. When she purchased a 2019 Land Rover Velar, she allegedly used fraudulent identification to finance the new car. The police said that the SUV is valued at over $85,000.
The dealership contacted the Financial Crimes Unit about the purchase. The officers determined that the transaction was fraudulent. On the next day, the Niagara woman came back to the dealership to pick up the car, when the police arrested her.
19-year-old facing fraud charges
The Durham police charged the 19-year-old with multiple offenses including Fraud Under $5,000, Personation to Obtain Property Interest, Make False Statement to Procure Loan, Procure to be Made, Possess, Transfer, Sell Identity Document of Another, Unlawfully Sell or Possess Counterfeit Mark and Obtain/Possess Identity Info with Inference a Fraudulent Offence. She was released on an undertaking.
The police asked anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Smith of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2842. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.