Bronx man arrested in Dutchess County for trying to buy a car with stolen ID

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LAGRANGE – A 27-year-old Bronx man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to purchase a vehicle with an ID stolen from an out-of-state victim.

State Police from the Salt Point barracks arrested Francisco Gonzalez on charges of identity theft, forgery, possession of a forged instrument, and grand larceny, all as felonies, and conspiracy as a misdemeanor.

Investigation revealed Gonzalez allegedly stole the identity of an out-of-state victim and then attempted to purchase a vehicle with forged documentation from a dealership in Lagrange.

He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance pending a future court appearance.

Police asked if you or your business may have been a victim of similar crimes by Gonzalez, call the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 845-677-7379.