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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