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[ISP] Man Arrested for Identity Deception Attempting to Buy $67,000 Vehicle
Start Date: 3/28/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/28/2014
Entry Description

Valparaiso, Porter County-A Hazel Crest, Illinois man was taken into custody by Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Detectives Roland Purdy and Joe White, this Friday, March 28, 2014 afternoon, when he used someone else’s identity to try and purchase a vehicle worth approximately $67,000.

Indiana State Police became involved on March 14th, 2014 when Glenbrook Dodge a dealership in Fort Wayne called about an alleged identity deception. A few days earlier a sales lead had been filled out online by someone claiming to be an individual from LaGrange, Illinois. This person had filled out a form to get financing on a used 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT valued at $66,988.00.

A down payment was made by this individual and when he was asked to send in a copy of his driver’s license he complied.

During a check of this person’s credit a problem was found by the financial officer with the car dealership. Additional research discovered that the person who was attempting to buy the Jeep was not the person whose identity he was using.

The suspect, later identified as Carl Wright, 34 of Hazel Crest, was not willing to drive to Fort Wayne but would come to northwest Indiana to pick the Jeep Cherokee up. Wright drove to Wheel Unlimited in Valparaiso where he filled out and signed paperwork and financial papers using the victim’s identity information.

Wright was taken into custody by Detectives Purdy and White at this time and taken to the Porter County Jail.

Arrested: Carl Wright, 34 of Hazel Crest, Illinois
Charges: Identity Deception, Class C Felony
Forgery, Class C Felony
Attempted Theft, Class D Felony

A second person was also arrested, Devon Abercrombie, 19 of Chicago, Illinois, for Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor. Abercrombie drove Wright to Wheels Unlimited. He was also taken to the Porter County Jail.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
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