Halton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect following an apparent attempt to defraud a local BMW car dealership.
On February 7, two men requested to speak with a sales associate and expressed their interest in purchasing a BMW X5, valued at more than $80,000. One of the men identified himself as a translator for the prospective buyer.
Police say the suspects made an offer to purchase the vehicle, and as part of the process, the buyer provided an Ontario driver’s licence as proof of identity. The sales associate and business sales manager had concerns over the authenticity of the driver’s licence and a decision was made to contact the police.
The prospector buyer fled the scene before police arrived and the man identifying himself as a translator was eventually arrested and charged with offences relating to the incident.
The potential buyer is wanted on charges of fraud over $5,000, possession of a counterfeit mark and personation with intent.
Read more at Inside Halton