A Hazel Crest,
Ill., resident was taken into custody on Friday after the Indiana State
Police said that he tried to use a stolen identity to buy a vehicle.
Carl Wright, 34,
was charged with identity deception, forgery, and attempted theft, police
On March 14,
Glenbrook Dodge in Fort Wayne contacted the ISP about a possible case of
identity deception, when a man claiming to be a LaGrange, Ill., resident
completed a financing application for a $66,988 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
This person made a down payment on the vehicle and when asked to send a copy
of his driverís license complied, police said.
But a problem with
this personís credit was discovered by the dealership and after additional
research it was was discovered that the ďperson who attempting to buy the
Jeep was not the person whose identity he was using,Ē police said.
Wright was not
willing to drive to Fort Wayne to take delivery of the vehicle but instead
agreed to meet in Valparaiso at Wheels Unlimited, where he was taken into
custody after signing documents and financing papers using another personís
identity, police said.
transported to Porter County Jail.
A second person was
also taken into custody, Devon Abercrombie, 19 of, of Chicago, on a charge
of possession of marijuana. Police said that Abercrombie drove Wright to