Chris Brewer, owner of Brewer Cycles in Henderson, North Carolina, and president of the North Carolina Motorcycle Dealers Association, has reported an identity theft fraud alert to Powersports Business.
Here’s the alert update he sent to North Carolina dealers:
Attention All dealers and Staff
There are individuals going to businesses and presenting fake driver’s license , credit cards and credit information. The individuals that Brewer Cycles encountered were all young African-American males. They looked to be from 20 to 35 years old. Here at Brewer Cycles on May 22 the subject got approval online. He came into Brewer Cycles presented a driver’s license and signed all Documents to purchase a Polaris Slingshot. He called and purchased insurance as well. Five days later we learn the driver’s license is fake and all credit is someone else’s. We have a loss of $35,000.00 on this single transaction.
On May 9th, an individual came in to Brewer Cycles and purchased two off-road vehicles with two credit cards that were manually entered into the system as there was no chip and the magnetic strip did not work but, they were approved in this method of entry. A driver’s license was presented as well that matched the names on the credit cards. The individual picked up the two units with a U-haul. We used our surveillance cameras to identify the U-haul license plate number. The U-haul the individual was using was found to be registered as stolen. On this deal Brewer Cycles has a loss of $20,000.00
The transactions were as follows:
1. Man obtained Polaris Slingshot after getting online approval and presenting identification and signing documents in person.
Justin Baine Deeter – 3735 N. Rasberry Dr. Wilson, NC 27896
Vin #: 57XAARFA0K8134038 – 2019 Polaris Slingshot
2. Man uses two fraudulent credit cards to obtain ATV and off-road bike.
Jaylin Khalil Boyd – 152 Cheyenne Trl Apt. A Portsmouth, VA 23701. (Credit Card Fraud)
Vin #: 5Y4AM7432KA102572- 2019 Raptor 700
Vin #: JYACJ2534KA000567 -2019 WR450FK
Brewer Cycles is offering a $500 reward for each instance that leads to the arrest of the suspects.