Moses Assi, 33, of College Park, Maryland, was charged with attempting to buy a 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat valued at $69,000 using a fake driver's license at a Delaware dealership
Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Maryland man for his involvement in an identify theft scheme, in which he attempted to buy a new car using a fake ID.
Tuesday, Jan. 9 at about 1:18 p.m., at the Carmen Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, 196 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, a salesperson suspected a customer was trying to use use a fake ID to buy a car.
Detectives responded to the dealership and talked with the suspect, who was later identified as Moses Assi, 33, of College Park, Maryland.
In the investigation, detectives determined that Assi was attempting to buy a 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat valued at $69,000 using a fake Maryland driver's license. The information on the license was actually that of a California man who had no association with Assi.
Assi was arrested without incident and taken to Delaware State Police Troop 2 where he was charged with one count each of attempted theft over $50,000, identity theft, possession of burglary tools, and making a false statement. He was also charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and three counts of criminal impersonation.
Assi was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $30,000 cash bail while awaiting another court appearance.
The investigation into Assi's activity is continuing. Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call Detective Mauchin of the Troop 2 Financial Crimes Unit at 302-365-8414, or to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or see the website www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.