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Suspects Use Fake ID’s To Steal Cars

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(Photo credit should read MARCEL VAN HOORN/AFP/GettyImages)

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Gwinnett County police are searching for two individuals who allegedly used stolen identities to purchase luxury cars.

Police report a surveillance photo being taken at the United BMW dealership in Duluth showing a customer standing next to a BMW 650i valued at $98,000.

The problem is that the suspects used other people’s identities and financial information to purchase the cars. The suspects made doctored ID’s showing their photo but other people’s information.

Crpl. Jake Smith said on May 21 a woman came to buy an Audi S7 valued at $76,000 from the same dealer using a fake ID.

“He actually drove one car out of the lot had a complaint about the way it was functioning, came back, and got a totally different car,” said Smith.

Police said both victims of the identity theft are from the New York area.

“It’s difficult to forge one to the trained eye. But its terribly difficult to forge one to a layman who may not look at IDs all day,” said Smith.

Police are continuing this investigation.

Story by: Khiry Clements (intern)

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