Charlotte man uses fake ID to apply for car loan

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LENOIR, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A Charlotte man is charged with using a false identity to apply for an auto loan of nearly $77,000 for a Dodge Charger from a dealership in Lenoir, according to the police department. by Lenoir.

Police say an employee of a financial institution contacted authorities on Friday to report that his company was in the process of taking out a loan for a 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat worth $76,782.76 linked to Friendship Ford at Lenoir.

The dealer reportedly spoke with a man on the phone about purchasing the vehicle. Officials said the paperwork was completed at the Ford dealership and sent to the financial institution for processing.

Police said the financial institution observed red flags while processing the documents and the company contacted the suspected buyer.

The person whose name was used denied any knowledge of the incident or the final transaction for the vehicle.

Investigators determined that the person trying to secure the loan provided a false identity and was later identified as Brandan Shipman, 34, of Charlotte.

Shipman and another man, identified as 23-year-old Tyrone Cannon, were arrested when they showed up at the dealership to pick up the vehicle.

Shipman was charged with felony obtaining property under false pretences, criminal identity theft and criminal conspiracy and was given $100,000 guaranteed bond.

Cannon was charged with criminal conspiracy and posted a guaranteed bond of $75,000.

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