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Man wanted for $500K luxury car frauds

Edmonton (April 23, 2020) – Edmonton police identified Philip Mackey (60) as the suspect in a series of luxury car frauds. He is accused of using fraudulent identification in five luxury vehicle purchases worth more than half a million dollars in different Edmonton car dealerships between November 2019 and January 2020. The police alerted auto dealerships to be vigilant and issued Canada-wide arrest warrants for Mackey including fraud over $5,000, utter forged documents, possession of identity document, impersonation, failure to comply with probation, breach of recognizance, and additional identity theft-related charges.

Edmonton police identified a suspect as a result of a three-month investigation into a series of luxury car frauds worth more than half a million dollars. According to a press release from April 21, Edmonton police are looking for the 60-year old Philip Mackey for using fake identification in five fraudulent luxury vehicle purchases.

Edmonton series of luxury car frauds

Edmonton police received the first complaints about fraudulent luxury car purchases from Edmonton car dealerships in mid-January. They all reported a male using false identification to finance high-end vehicles.

The suspect has allegedly struck in five different dealerships between November 2019 and January 2020. He is accused of purchasing five vehicles worth $582,575 in total using various fake identities. Reportedly, he obtained a 2019 Ford F150 Raptor Truck, a 2020 Lexus Gx460, a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover P525 SUV, a 2020 Infiniti QX60 Luxury Crossover SUV, and a 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV.

Canada-wide warrants issued for fraudster’s arrest

Edmonton police identified the suspect in the five luxury car frauds as Philip Mackey. He is described as 5’8” tall and 178 lb with thinning, medium-brown hair.

The suspect, Philip Mackey, is wanted in connection with fraudulent car purchases. (photo by Edmonton Police Service)

The authorities issued Canada-wide warrants for his arrest. He is wanted for fraud over $5,000, utter forged documents, possession of identity document, impersonation, failure to comply with probation, breach of recognizance, and additional identity theft-related charges.

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Furthermore, Edmonton police warned auto dealerships against the identity fraudster. ‘Investigators believe Mackey may be continuing to attempt similar fraudulent activity, and are asking car dealerships to be on the lookout for him,’ stated the police in their press release.

Any other businesses who believe they may have been victimized by Mackey, or those with information regarding his whereabouts are advised to call EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.