Edmonton police have issued warrants for two women wanted in connection with “a Canada-wide auto-theft operation targeting luxury vehicles,” EPS said in a news release.
Two vehicles were reported stolen from an Edmonton luxury car dealership “using fraudulent identification.” Altogether, five recovered vehicles are estimated to be worth approximately $525,000 according to EPS.
Detectives have uncovered a nation-wide auto-theft operation originating in Ontario that involves dealerships from across the country. According to EPS, individuals applied to buy vehicles online, allegedly using stolen or fraudulent forms of ID, and then came from out-of-province to pick up the luxury vehicles and drive them to Ontario.
Police are looking for the whereabouts of two female suspects.
Gene Nikota, 45, has been charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possession of an identity document, two counts of uttering a forged document and intent to obtain property.
Police are still looking for Kimberly Barlow, 38, and Jennifer Callihoo, 33, who are wanted for a total of 40 auto-and-identity-theft offences.
Canada-wide warrants have been issued for their arrests.
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