A man who pretended to be a wounded war veteran to fraudulently lease a 2016 BMW X3 was arrested in Manhattan on Monday, police said.
NYPD said Wednesday, that officers received a tip that a car was bought through fraudulent means and was located in Manhattan.
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After seizing the vehicle, police left a note at the parking garage where the car was located. The note had the number of a detective who told the suspect over the phone the car was taken into custody as part of an investigation.
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“On Monday, January 4, 2016, after making arrangements to meet with the police for what the suspect believed to be an opportunity to take back possession of his vehicle, Wilson appeared at the 10th Precinct station house located at 230 West 20 Street and was taken into custody without incident and arrested.”
Police arrested Jeremy Wilson, 42, and searched his home at 10 Hanover Square in lower Manhattan, where they found military fatigues, Harvard and MIT paraphernalia, computers, passports and cash.
Wilson was charged with two counts of grand larceny, possession of a forged instrument, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
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