Paris police investigate multiple fraudulent auto purchases

PARIS, Texas (KXII) – Paris police said they are investigating two fraudulent auto purchases that occurred on Tuesday.

Paris police said they spoke with a vehicle theft victim around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The victim reported that he sold a 2022 Honda Accord over the Internet on July 20, 2022, and delivered the vehicle to an address in Corsicana.

Since that sale, the victim said they learned that the buyer of the vehicle had used stolen identity information to make a purchase.

He said the vehicle was worth more than $41,000.

Later on the same day at around 1:20 pm, police said that another victim claimed that they had taken a parking lot in 100 block of S Collegiate Drive on July 29, 2022, to complete the sale of a 2005 Freightliner truck tractor. I met a person.

The unknown accused paid the victim by giving a check and left with the vehicle.

The victim said that later her bank contacted her and she was told that the check was fake.

Police said that both the incidents are being investigated.

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