are investigating a case in which a man allegedly used false information to buy two new cars from a local dealership.
Both vehicles, purchased in April fromof Saline, have been recovered. The second vehicle was recovered by Southfield Police this week, according to Saline Police.
The man, whom police are still working to identify, fraudulently purchased a 2010 Chrysler 300 and a 2010 Dodge Challenger from the dealership, according to police.
On April 7, the man called the dealership and said he was interested in purchasing a vehicle, police said. He filled out an online credit application and faxed the dealership copies of pay stubs, a Florida ID card, a cellphone bill and other documents, police said.
According to a police report, the man contacted the dealership a couple of days later and was told he’d need to pay a deposit to secure the vehicle. He used a credit card, and the transaction was at first denied; but a short time later, a $5,000 charge was approved, the report said.
The man took possession of the vehicle April 14, according to the report, and while at the dealership expressed interest in purchasing another car. This time, he purchased a Challenger, according to the report.
A fraud investigator from the bank handling the financing notified the dealership of the fraud, the police report said.