A Toronto man is facing a slew of charges, including fraud, after he allegedly purchased three vehicles using someone else’s name and identification.
A man contacted Durham Police in October saying he had received a letter congratulating him on the recent purchase of a vehicle.
The man told investigators that he had not purchased any vehicles recently.
Officers from the Financial Crimes Unit have opened an investigation and identified a Toronto man who police say purchased three vehicles in the victim’s name.
These vehicles were purchased in Alliston, Toronto and Cambridge.
On March 1, Sharif Amiri, 52, surrendered to the police.
He is charged with three counts each of fraud over $5,000, intentional impersonation, misrepresentation to obtain a loan, disposal of property to avoid creditors, possession of identity information of others and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Amiri is also charged with four counts of possession of counterfeit mark, possession of identification and two counts of total forgery.
He was released on recognizance.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Price from the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5353, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).