Police request assistance to identify man responsible for automobile frauds

Image via Kingston Police.

Police Services in Quebec and Ontario have released the above images and are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify this male who has been responsible for several automobile frauds in both Provinces.

According to a release from Kingston Police, dated Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, the suspect in these incidents has been able to complete the sale of vehicles on line by producing a Drivers Licence, then using either a stolen credit card or a void cheque for the deposit. A bank draft is then obtained by the suspect through a Financial Institution which is used as a deposit towards purchasing a vehicle.

Once the bank draft is accepted by the auto dealerships, the vehicle is then delivered to the purchaser, according to the release. The purchaser then provides a manufactured Quebec Drivers Licence with stolen identity to the salesperson, however the name on the Drivers Licence is that of an individual whose identity was stolen.

After the transfer of the vehicle to the purchaser, the dealerships receive confirmation from their Financial Institutions that the bank draft was counterfeit, police said.

According to Kingston Police, no other information or descriptors have been provided regarding this male.

The male also includes numerous aliases during this scheme including:

  • Andre Ayotto
  • Anthony Garbish                                                                                                      
  • Francesco Teoliesco
  • Paul Cote
  • Luc Vescovi
  • Graham Roderick Maclennan
  • David James Taylor
  • Belisle Francis
  • Frank Scriver
  • Christopher Plock
  • Christian Beaudin
  • Maurice David
  • Steve Higgins
  • Andre Pilote
  • Sebastien Viens

Anyone with information in regards to the identification of this male, is asked to please contact Detective Hughes at 613-549-4660 ext. 6286 or via email at [email protected]. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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