ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– An accused identity thief is behind bars after Bernalillo County Deputies say he tried to buy a car under someone else’s name.
According to a criminal complaint, 28-year-old Victor Jaramillo used a fake name to get approved for a car loan.
Deputies say Jaramillo was all set to pick up his new car from Access Auto near 4th and Chavez, when the man whose name he used got a call from the loan company. That man immediately called police.
When Jaramillo arrived to pick up the car, deputies were down the street waiting.
Court records show Jaramillo has a history of trouble with the law in three states including a warrant out of Arizona.
Jaramillo is charged with identity theft.