Torrington police have arrested a man accused of using someone else’s identity to buy a Mercedes.
Police said the investigation started in February 2018 when they received a complaint from a financial company that someone fraudulently purchased a 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE at Torrington Ford. The car was being held by New York Border Patrol.
The financial company told police that the person listed on the credit application was a victim of identity theft.
Detectives identified the person who actually bought the car as 34-year-old Jonathan Sevilla with the help of cell phone video.
Sevilla was charged with first-degree identity theft, second-degree forgery and first-degree larceny. He was held on a $75,000 bond and is due in court Friday.