Deputies: Man tried to buy $90K car with stolen identity

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LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) – A sheriff’s department in North Carolina has arrested a man who they say tried to buy a $90,000 car with a stolen identity.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Thursday that a car dealership called to say a person using the identity of a Naples, Florida, man was picking up a Mercedes Benz.

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The sheriff’s office said the dealership determined the deal was fake when the man whose identity had apparently been stolen called to ask why his credit was being checked.

Authorities identified the man through a database as William Wilson, whose last known address was Austell, Georgia.

He’s jailed under a $250,000 bond on charges of fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

It’s not known if he has an attorney.

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