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Police: Man Used Fake ID To Try To Buy $135K Bentley At Jericho Dealership

Bespoke Motor Group (115 South Service Road in Jericho)
Bespoke Motor Group (115 South Service Road in Jericho) Photo Credit: Google Maps

A man who police say used a fake ID to attempt to buy a $135,000 Bentley at a Long Island dealership has been arrested and faces numerous charges.

Nassau County Police say they received a report of a customer’s suspicious activity at Bespoke Motor Group in Jericho (115 South Service Road) on Thursday, Aug. 22 around 11:45 a.m.

Police say the president of the company made the report after a man identified as James Gibson, 39, of Orlando, Florida was attempting to pick up a 2015 Bentley valued at $135,000 that was previously purchased through a broker via a “Sign & Drive” agreement.

Further investigation revealed that Gibson used fraudulent forms of identification to attempt the purchase, police say.

Gibson was subsequently found to be in possession of a fraudulent New Jersey license in the name of the intended buyer, a fraudulent American Express credit card and a fraudulent Florida driver’s license, according to police.

Gibson was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Second-degree attempted grand larceny
  • Second-degree forgery
  • Second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (three counts)
  • First-degree falsification of business records
  • First-degree identity theft (two counts)

Gibson is scheduled to be arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on Friday, Aug. 23.

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