The Chevy Camaro ZL1 is an impressive machine, offering world-beating performance with a muscle car attitude. With that in mind, it’s understandable that a Massachusetts man sought to make a 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 his own. However, the way in which this individual went about acquiring his new ride may land him in prison.
Per a recent report from The Telegram & Gazette, 27-year-old Brandon Brouillard has been charged with two counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft after allegedly attempting to buy a 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 for $83,000.
According to U.S. attorney’s office prosecutors, Brouillard allegedly used a New Hampshire resident’s identity to open a new account with Avidia Bank in February of 2021, after which he transferred $108,000 from another individual’s Bank of America account into the new Avidia Bank account.
Then in April, Brouillard reportedly visited a dealer in Norwood to test drive a 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1, after which he agreed to purchase the vehicle. Brouillard provided the dealership with a cashier’s check amounting to $83,000, as well as the required paperwork, proof of insurance, and his Massachusetts driver’s license.
After Brouillard had picked up his new 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1, the dealership discovered that the bank account linked to the check was frozen, at which time the dealer contacted Brouillard, who said he would wire the money instead.
A man in Arizona reported a fraudulent wire transfer amounting to $83,000 roughly a week later, as well as a fake email from his email address to the bank requesting the money for his “brother-in-law’s” new car. Police were subsequently contacted.
According to the report, roughly $500,000 was stolen from the victim since his accounts were compromised in September of last year, with the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 as the latest in a number of big purchases.
Brouillard is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.