This dude must have really wanted a new $83,000 2021 Camaro ZL1. He sure exposed himself to prison time, which he is probably going to get. Brandon Brouillard is charged with two counts of bank fraud. He also has aggravated identity theft thrown in as well.
How did this guy buy the new Camaro?
Allegedly, Brouillard used someone else’s identity to open a new bank account. According to the Telegram & Gazette, he transferred $108,000 from someone else’s Bank of America account into this new one. A few months later he was checking out the new 2021 Camaro at a Norwood Chevy dealership.
After test driving it he decided he really liked the Camaro and agreed to buy it. He filled out the paperwork, gave the dealer a cashier’s check for $83,000, his proof of insurance, and his Massachusetts driver’s license.
With that, he was golden. He slipped into his new Camaro and eased it out of the dealership’s lot. Only later did the dealership make a rude discovery. The bank account the check was written against had been frozen.
When the funds were frozen Brouillard wired the money to the dealer
Brouillard was contacted, after which he casually wired the money to the dealers. Now the dealer was set. After about one week, someone in Arizona reported an $83,000 wire transfer they did not authorize. The transfer had been made through an email request.
The request asked for the money to pay for his “brother-in-law’s” new Camaro. After this was revealed the bank notified the police. Come to find out, a lot more than $83,000 had been removed from the Arizona man’s account.
This was only the latest purchase totaling $500,000
Since September of 2020, about $500,000 had been stolen. Several other large purchases had been made with the merchandise sent to Brouillard’s home address. The Camaro was only the latest in a series of such transactions.
The US attorney’s office is prosecuting Brouillard. He was arraigned last week. We know that owning a new 2021 Camaro is a desirable temptation, but as they always say, “crime doesn’t pay.”