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Alberta man facing charges after using alleged fraudulent ID to buy $120K car in Ontario

An Alberta man is facing charges after allegedly using a fraudulent ID to buy luxury vehicle.
An Alberta man is facing charges after allegedly using a fraudulent ID to buy luxury vehicle. Niagara Regional Police Service

An Alberta man is facing numerous charges in Ontario over the allegedly fraudulent purchase of a new car.

Niagara Regional Police say they began an investigation last month when a luxury vehicle worth more than $120,000 was bought using fake identification.

READ MORE: Edmonton woman’s identity used to fraudulently purchase luxury vehicle: ‘It blew my mind’

The force says it has also been in touch with provincial police and officers in Waterloo Region, who are looking into similar incidents.

Niagara police say they arrested the man on the weekend and laid five charges against him.

They include one count each of fraud over $5,000, identity theft and identity fraud.

READ MORE: Calgary police allege over $800K involved in local vehicle fraud scheme

Police say fraudulent vehicle purchases are a recurring issue throughout the province and they’re urging all dealers to be vigilant.

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