Luxury vehicles in Winnipeg stolen by thieves using forged documents -

Luxury vehicles in Winnipeg stolen by thieves using forged documents

Credit: globalnews.ca

  • Dec 07 2017 23:25About: 3 days ago
  • 6 views

Winnipeg isn’t the only city experiencing it, but there’s been a increase in thefts of luxury vehicles being sent overseas for profit.

Winnipeg police said Thursday several fraudsters have set up out-of-province bank accounts and stolen driver’s licences from out-of-province, as well as forged records to get vehicles from used luxury dealerships in the city.

Story continues below

Const. Jay Murray with the Winnipeg Police Service said this has left three sets of victims: the auto dealers, the people whose identities are being stolen, and the banks where fake accounts are being set up.

Officers said a big investigation with members of the financial crime unit has been happening since the summer of 2016.

This investigation was prompted after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recovered two vehicles in a shipping container in the Port of Montreal bound for overseas and noticed they were stolen from Winnipeg.

Since then, officers discovered during a two month period, a total of eight vehicles were obtained by the fraudsters from various dealerships with a total value of $520,000.

Following this investigation Project Whip was created by members of the financial crime unit in response to this fraud trend.

The six vehicles remaining of the eight that were stolen have not been found, nor have the individual or individuals involved.



Follow Us on Twitter

Winnipeg isnt only city experiencing theres been increase thefts luxury vehicles being sent overseas profit.

Related stories with Luxury vehicles in Winnipeg stolen by thieves using forged documents

Hamilton Road home explosion deemed suspicious, while fire marshal finishes probe -World News
Hamilton Road home explosion deemed suspicious, while fire marshal finishes probe 3 days ago
A three-day probe by Clive Hubbard, an investigator with the Office of the Ontario Marshal's office wrapped up Thursday.
WWE News: Total Divas Rating Nudges Down, Titus Worldwide Adds New Member in Abu Dhabi -World News
WWE News: Total Divas Rating Nudges Down, Titus Worldwide Adds New Member in Abu Dhabi 3 days ago
The rating for this week's episode of Total Divas were down just slightly from last week. The episode aired Wednesday on E!. The post WWE News: Total Divas Rating Nudges Down, Titus Worldwide Adds New Member in Abu Dhabi appeared first on 411MANIA.
Angelina Love Explains Why She Left Impact, Recalls Smackdown Debut Being Cut -World News
Angelina Love Explains Why She Left Impact, Recalls Smackdown Debut Being Cut 3 days ago
Angelina Love spoke with the Pancakes and Powerslams show about leaving Impact, almost debuting for WWE and more. The post Angelina Love Explains Why She Left Impact, Recalls Smackdown Debut Being Cut appeared first on 411MANIA.
Chris Jericho Says Wrestle Kingdom 12 Match is ‘Outside the Box,’ Talks But I’m Chris Jericho Season Two -World News
Chris Jericho Says Wrestle Kingdom 12 Match is ‘Outside the Box,’ Talks But I’m Chris Jericho Season Two 3 days ago
Chris Jericho spoke with CBC News to promote the second season of But I’m Chris Jericho! and more. The post Chris Jericho Says Wrestle Kingdom 12 Match is ‘Outside the Box,’ Talks But I’m Chris Jericho Season Two appeared first on 411M
Watch The Full Second Season of ‘But I’m Chris Jericho’, Four Horsemen to Reunite, Titus Worldwide in Abu Dhabi (Photo) -World News
Watch The Full Second Season of ‘But I’m Chris Jericho’, Four Horsemen to Reunite, Titus Worldwide in Abu Dhabi (Photo) 3 days ago
Watch The Full Second Season of 'But I'm Chris Jericho' YouTube Series, Four Horsemen to Reunite, Titus Worldwide in Abu Dhabi (Photo)!
WWE Abu Dhabi Live Event Results (12/7): First Women’s Match in UAE History, HHH Confronts Reigns & More -World News
WWE Abu Dhabi Live Event Results (12/7): First Women’s Match in UAE History, HHH Confronts Reigns & More 3 days ago
WWE ran the first of their annual live events in Abu Dhabi this Thursday, with an insanely hot crowd packed into the Zayed Sports City Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. WWE Abu Dhabi Live Event Results December 7, 2017 (1) Finn Balor def. Bray Wyatt. T
I’m A Celebrity 2017: Ant and Dec SLAMMED for giving Dennis Wise ‘easy ride’ over Iain Lee -World News
I’m A Celebrity 2017: Ant and Dec SLAMMED for giving Dennis Wise ‘easy ride’ over Iain Lee 3 days ago
DENNIS WISE defended his behaviour towards Iain Lee during their fiery relationship on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
I'm A Celebrity 2017: Ant and Dec SLAM Amir Khan amid 'bullying' row: 'Too harsh' -World News
I'm A Celebrity 2017: Ant and Dec SLAM Amir Khan amid 'bullying' row: 'Too harsh' 3 days ago
AMIR KHAN has been berated by I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as he continues to mock Iain Lee.
Berlin Ali Baba playground opens after controvery -World News
Berlin Ali Baba playground opens after controvery 3 days ago
An Ali Baba themed playground has been subject to vitriolic attacks for its Islamic symbols. One of the structures seemed to resemble a mosque and has a crescent moon on top.
Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek to be Rated R -World News
Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek to be Rated R 3 days ago
Plus screenwriter shortlist and frontrunner to write the Trek film The post Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek to be Rated R appeared first on ComingSoon.net.