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