St. Catherines (September 17, 2019) – Hector Caron from Alberta was arrested and charged with fraud on September 14. Investigations of the Central Fraud Unit of the Niagara Regional Police Service revealed he was allegedly using fake identity documents while purchasing a luxury car, worth $120,000 in St. Catherines.
The Niagara Regional Police arrested Alberta resident Hector Caron on September 14. He is facing multiple fraud-related charges, including fraud over $5,000 and identity theft.
The Central Fraud Unit of the Niagara Regional Police Service was investigating a fraudulent vehicle purchase scheme. The 66-year-old is alleged of buying a luxury car in August at a St. Catharines car dealership. The car was worth $120,000. Police suspect Caron of using fake identity documents for the purchase.
At that time, similar incidents were investigated by officers of the OPP and the Waterloo Regional Police. The police say, incidents of fraudulently purchased vehicles have been a recurring problem throughout the province. Dealers and lenders are encouraged to be vigilant and conduct thorough background checks.
A bail hearing has been scheduled for September 17, 2019, at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.