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Man charged for trying to buy $170K Cadillac with fraudulent ID in St. Catharines: police

Niagara Regional Police arrested a Windsor man at a St Catharines dealership. Investigators say the man tried to buy a high-end vehicle with fraudulent I.D. Don Mitchell / Global News

Police in St. Catharines, Ont., have charged a man for allegedly trying to purchase a high-end vehicle at a dealership with someone else’s identification on Wednesday.

Investigators say the 34-year-old from Windsor was attempting to buy a 2021 Cadillac Escalade, valued at nearly $170,000, at Cars Unlimited on Church Street.

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During the transaction, employees from the dealership reached out to police.

“The male suspect attempted to falsely identify himself to … officers with the fraudulent identification, ” Niagara Regional Police said in a release.

“Officers determined the suspect was in possession of two fraudulent pieces of identification; a social insurance card, and a British Columbia driver’s licence.”

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The accused is facing four charges including identity theft and fraud over $5,000.

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