Seeking public assistance in fraudulent vehicle purchase
The Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Team is seeking public assistance to identify a man who is believed to have used a stolen identity to purchase a vehicle.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, a man entered a car dealership located in the 300 block of Canyon Meadows Drive S.E., and made arrangements to purchase a new Toyota Rav4 through a bank loan. The man provided identification, which is now believed to have been fraudulent, and took possession of the vehicle on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, investigators received information that a similar offence occurred in Ontario several days prior to the offence in Calgary, with the suspect using the same fraudulent identification. The suspect is believed to have used a stolen identity from a victim in Quebec and produced fraudulent identification cards including a driver’s licence, Social Insurance Number (SIN) card and health insurance card.
The man is described as 60 to 70 years old and speaks with a French accent. He has multiple tattoos on his back, chest and arms, and may have an injury, deformity or identifying mark on his left hand.
A photo of the man is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Anyone with information about the man’s activities while in Calgary or his identity is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: