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Man learns car bought in his name

Updated 9:18 am, Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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New Canaan police are investigating a reported forgery at Karl Chevrolet, 261 Elm St.

A 50-year-old Westport man contacted police May 21 to report that a collection agency was seeking to repossess a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado that was purchased at Karl Chevrolet last year, according to report.

The complainant said he did not own such a vehicle and had found out he was a co-signer for a credit application issued when the car was purchased, police said.

Police learned that the car was bought by a company for which the victim used to work. The man worked at the Stamford-based company from March 2012 and May 2013, according to police.

He later told police that he once introduced two men from the company to Karl Chevrolet's owner, Leo Karl, but never assisted them in purchasing any vehicles for the company, the report stated.

Police said they believe the employee who bought the car and reportedly forged the victim's signature is currently out of the country.

It is not clear why the company stopped making payments. The complainant and company representatives are arranging to return the vehicle to Karl Chevrolet, according to the report.

The investigation is continuing.