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Man tried to buy new car with stolen identity

Victor Galindo (Source: LMDC) Victor Galindo (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man has been arrested after he went to a Louisville auto dealership and tried to buy a new car with a stolen identity.

Arrest reports say Victor Galindo, 29, of Muldraugh, KY, was at Sam Swope Infinity attempting to buy a vehicle with the identification of Norberto Cruz. When police contacted Cruz, who lives in McAllen, TX, he told them his identity had been stolen and used for more than 10 years.

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Police said Galindo had in his possession a Texas driver's license and social security card with the name of Norberto Cruz, along with several bank cards whose accounts had been opened using the name of Cruz. Galindo said he purchased the stolen documents in Texas before fleeing to Kentucky and had been using the identity of Cruz for more than a year.

After being arrested a search of Galindo found checks made out to Cruz that had been forged and cashed. The total amount of the checks listed on the arrest report is $11, 362.

Galindo is charged with one count of theft of identity and three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. Jail records also show he is being held on a possession of cocaine charge.

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