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Man charged with using false ID to try to buy car

Man charged with using false ID to obtain car
Man charged with using false ID to obtain car
Posted at 11:52 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 02:25:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man was arrested on charges of trying to buy a car from a Tallahassee dealership with the use of a counterfeit driver's license and another person's identification.

Sean Jones was arrested Saturday at the Honda dealership by a Tallahassee Police Department officer while trying to purchase a vehicle worth nearly $43,000, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Jones, a 47-year-old, bald black male, presented himself as Steven William Koslawy, who is a 56-year-old white male with dark black hair, the court document said.

When the dealership ran Koslawy's credit for approval to buy the car, the notice came back that Koslawy's identity had been stolen and had a history of fraudulent activity.

The report said Koslawy informed officers he does not live in Tallahassee and was not trying to buy a car.

Jones was also charged with forgery because he forged Koslawy's information on DHSMV government documents and civil agreement documents to buy the vehicle.

He was also charged with grand theft for trying to buy the car with no intent of paying for it.

The arrest document says that Jones was employed at Florida A&M. 

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