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Man Finds out the Hard Way He's a Co-signer on a Credit Application

Did a forgery come to light when a vehicle owner didn't make payments?

A 50-year-old man told New Canaan police that recently he was contacted by a collection agency about the repossession of a Chevrolet Silverado Truck that wasn't his.

A signature purporting to be his was used to co-sign a credit application for the truck at Karl Chevrolet on Elm Street.

New Canaan police gave this further account of the matter, which is still under investigation:

The man said he knew the person who was driving the vehicle. In fact, the man said, he had been working with a business in Stamford and had introduced the co-owners to the owner of Karl Chevrolet because they were interested in buying a vehicle for their business. The man had done some work with the Stamford business from March 2012 to May 2013.

But the man said he never signed the paper or authorized his signature in any way. He told police he planned to help get the vehicle returned to the dealership as the fastest and easiest way to protect his credit scores.

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