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Car salesman charged with fraud

A former sales manager at an Oshawa used car dealership is facing numerous fraud charges after more than $140,000 went missing from the company, its owner and several banking institutions.

On Jan. 25, investigators with the DRPS Fraud Unit arrested the 39-year-old Oshawa male in connection with an investigation that focused on his time as a sales manager at Countryside Motors on Simcoe Street South in Oshawa.

He was employed as a sales manager at the company and allegedly committed frauds between September 2014 and May 2016. The frauds included obtaining financing using a forged application, obtaining unauthorized and forged company cheques, re-directing e-transfers from the company’s accounts to his personal accounts and the unauthorized use of the company credit cards.

He is now facing a long list of charges, including seven counts of fraud over $5,000, four counts of possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of forgery, two counts of uttering a forged document and two counts of unauthorized use of credit card data.

He was later released on a promise to appear.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Carriere of the Major Crime Branch – Fraud Unit, at 905-579-1520 ext. 5279.