March 14, 2019 By Christian Murray
A Bronx man who bought a luxury vehicle from a Northern Boulevard dealership by using a false ID to finance it has pleaded guilty to grand larceny.
Josue Aguilar, 28, went to the Lexus car dealership at 40-40 Northern Blvd. on April 9, 2016, and posed as a South Carolina man.
Aguilar entered the dealership and asked to buy a 2016 Lexus RC with all the packages at a cost of $70,000. He then signed paper work to finance the deal by using the victim’s social security number, a driver’s license bearing the victim’s name and other forms of personal identification.
The loan was approved two days later.
The victim’s credit score plunged after a series of payments were not made. The South Carolina man only discovered the bogus loan after he was unable to refinance his home and borrow money for his child’s college.
Aguilar is expected to be sentenced to three to six years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
“This case is a reminder that one should always be vigilant about protecting their personal information. The defendant now faces prison time for his actions,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney John M Ryan in a statement.