Whitby (March 30, 2020) – Durham police arrested and charged 25-year-old Lukas Doucet on March 24. He is accused of financing two vehicles fraudulently by using bogus identification which resulted in 15 fraud related charges. He pursued the purchases in a Land Rover dealership in Toronto and a Chrysler dealership in Whitby. The Financial Crimes Unit charged him with Fraud Over $5,000, Personation with Intent, Possess Identity Document, Make False Statement to Procure Loan, Defraud Creditors, and Possession of Credit Card Obtained by Crime.
Durham police arrested Lukas Doucet from Edmonton on March 24 for allegedly financing two vehicles fraudulently. Subsequently, he is facing 15 fraud related charges, according to a press release by the Durham police.
Financing two cars with bogus identification
Doucet is accused of purchasing two cars using fraudulent identification. On March 13, the 25-year old man allegedly used a bogus ID to finance a 2020 Land Rover SUV at a Toronto car dealership.
The second incident occurred on March 16 in Whitby. According to the police, Doucet purchased a 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat again using a fraudulent ID.
Police laid 15 fraud related charges
The Financial Crimes Unit of the Durham police investigated the case and subsequently arrested Doucet on March 24. As a result, he is facing 15 fraud related charges including Fraud Over $5,000, Personation with Intent, Possess Identity Document, Make False Statement to Procure Loan, Defraud Creditors, and Possession of Credit Card Obtained by Crime. He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information about these incidents 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 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.