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Man arrested for purchasing vehicle using fraudulent ID

Durham Region (October 29, 2019) – 47-year-old Kofi Yevakpor was arrested and charged for allegedly purchasing a new Ford truck by using fraudulent ID, Durham police announced in a statement on October 25. Yevakpor is accused of making the phony transaction in the Taylor Ford dealership in Port Perry on September 13. Thereafter, he was arrested and charged in Kingston. The illicitly acquired truck was located at the Port of Vancouver awaiting export.

The Financial Crime Unit of Durham police was informed on September 13 about an allegedly fraudulent transaction in the Taylor Ford dealership in Port Perry. Kofi Yevakpor, a 47-year-old man, Is accused of purchasing a vehicle using fraudulent identification documents, according to a statement of Durham Police of October 25.

Yevakpor allegedly tried to finance a brand new 2019 Ford F-150 truck with the dealership. The Financial Crimes Unit determined later that the transaction was fraudulent. Apparently, he used fraudulent identification documents for the purchase.

Durham police arrested Yevakpor in Kingston. He has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000, Personation with Intent, two counts of Possess Identity Document, Make False Statement to Procure Loan as well as two counts of Defraud Creditors and Posses Counterfeit Mark. The illicitly acquired truck was located at the Port of Vancouver awaiting export. The police were able to recover the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detective Jaciuk of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5364. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters might be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.