Canada-wide war­rants is­sued for lux­ury car thieves

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

ED­MON­TON – Po­lice in Ed­mon­ton have is­sued Canada-wide war­rants for two women al­legedly in­volved in a na­tional auto-theft ring tar­get­ing lux­ury ve­hi­cles. Po­lice say the ring orig­i­nated in On­tario and in­volves deal­er­ships across the coun­try. It was un­cov­ered fol­low­ing a re­port in March of two high­end cars be­ing stolen from an Ed­mon­ton deal­er­ship. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say thieves used stolen or fraud­u­lent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to ap­ply on­line to buy the cars and came from out of prov­ince to pick them up.

Since then, three stolen lux­ury cars and one truck have been re­cov­ered in Saska­toon and an­other high-end ve­hi­cle was found in Ed­mon­ton. Po­lice say the to­tal es­ti­mated value of the five is about $525,000.

Gene Nikota, 45, faces sev­eral charges, in­clud­ing fraud and pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty.

Kim­berly Barlow, 38, and Jen­nifer Cal­li­hoo, 33, are wanted for a to­tal of 40 auto and iden­tity-theft of­fences.

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