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  Used Car Sales Manager Charged with Fraud

Jan 26, 2018 13:37 ET

A former sales manager at an Oshawa used car dealership has been charged with fraud after more than $140,000 went missing from the company, its owner and several banking institutions.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, 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 that 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.

Ryen MAXWELL, age 39, of Oshawa has been charged with: Fraud Over $5000 x7; Fraud Under $5000; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 x4; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000; Forgery x3; Utter Forged Document x2; and Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data x2. 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, 1-888-905-579-1520 ext. 5279

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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