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Fort Myers man arrested for using personal information belonging to someone else to purchase a vehicle

Posted at 11:10 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 11:10:15-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Fort Myers man has been arrested and accused of using someone else’s personal information to purchase a vehicle.

According to police records, a victim contacted the Sarasota Police Department and told officers an unknown person was fraudulently using his personal information to obtain credit to buy a vehicle.

The victim found out about the fraudulent activity when he received a letter regarding a vehicle loan that he did not open. Sarasota Police detectives learned in April 2020; the same suspect used the same victim’s information to purchase a power-sports vehicle from a business in Punta Gorda.

Police discovered it was Brent Acord, 37, through an investigation. Acord’s fingerprints were found on the application paperwork.

Acord is facing two felony charges, including Grand Theft (over $20,000) and Criminal Use of Personal Information (over $5,000) in connection to a criminal case in the City of Sarasota.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Ross Revill at 941-263-6092 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS.