Hanover police bust woman in disguise attempting to buy car with stolen ID
|driving.ca 28 Nov 2020 at 06:05|
Police in Hanover, Ontario, have handed a Toronto woman 10 charges including two counts of identity theft for attempting to finance a new $70,000 vehicle with stolen documents.
Staff at the unnamed Hanover dealership became suspicious of the woman who came in to buy a car on November 19 and presented fishy-looking identification documents by email.
When police were notified, they allowed the purchase to continue, but sent plainclothes officers to participate in the process at the dealership the next day. After the sale went through, they arrested the individual and recovered personal identity documents belonging to another woman, which had been used during the purchase.
It also turned out the woman had disguised herself to look more like her identity theft target, wearing a wig and bandana during the purchase.
“The suspect was wearing a disguise that included a wig with a bandana to conceal her identity and had fake government identity documents in another woman’s name that she used for the vehicle purchase and finance agreements,” a Hanover Police news release said.
The suspect is charged with two counts of possession of identity documents, two counts of use of a forged document, fraud over $5,000, two counts of identity theft, two counts of impersonation with intent and one count of having a false insurance card.
Her court date is set for December 23.