Fraudulent car purchase at Vaughan car dealership

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Vaughan (January 20, 2020) – The York Regional Police informed the public on January 16 about a fraudulent car purchase at a Vaughan car dealership. On September 13, 2019, an unknown woman allegedly committed an $85,000 fraud. She is accused of buying a high-end vehicle for the stated amount. The car dealership later discovered that she had used a stolen ID for the purchase. The police are seeking public assistance in identifying the woman who is described as black and approximately 30 to 40 years old.

The York Regional Police are seeking public assistance identifying the suspect in an $85,000 fraud. The York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit began their investigation on October 22, 2019, after an employee of the defrauded car dealership reported the alleged fraud.

The fraudulent car purchase

The unknown suspect is accused of fraudulently purchasing a high-end vehicle at a Vaughan car dealership on September 13, 2019. The car is worth more than $85,000, according to the police press release from January 16.

The car dealership later discovered that the suspected woman was using fraudulent identification for the purchase. The police explained that the stolen ID used by the suspect is connected to an identity theft that occurred in the Ottawa area. The police did not clarify in the press release the suspect’s method of payment or how she specifically conducted the fraud.

Suspect description

The suspected woman is described as black and approximately 30 to 40 years old.

Anyone who can identify this suspect or have other information regarding this incident is 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

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