Man charged for using dying uncle's identity to buy luxury vehicles

Kimberly Dole
August 14, 2020 - 5:13 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Queens man is accused of stealing people's identity, including the identity of his dying uncle to buy and lease luxury cars totaling over $250,000, officials said Friday.

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According to police, in March 2019, 32-year-old Guang Jin and his accomplices allegedly used his uncle’s identity to buy an Alfa Romeo Giulia and lease a 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at a dealership in Westbury, Long Island.

Jin’s uncle died six months later officials said.

The vehicles were worth a combined $92,000, according to prosecutors.

In July 2019, Jin 2019 purchased a Ford Mustang for $52,000 at a Queens dealership using a driver’s license that belonged to another victim, according to Queens DA Melinda Katz.

In June, he allegedly used a third victim’s identity to lease a 2020 Lexus NX300.

"We are coming after con artists and crooks who run scams to enrich themselves at the expense of others," Katz in a statement.

Jin's charges include three separate complaints with grand larceny, identity theft, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He was released after his arraignment on Thursday without bail.