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Wanted Wednesday: Don’t buy a car from this man, GSPS advises

Police allege Sean McGovern sold a stolen vehicle and they need your help to find him

Greater Sudbury Police need your help to find Sean McGovern, who is accused of selling a stolen vehicle back in February.

Police allege McGovern and another man somehow got their hands on a vehicle that had been stolen in another jurisdiction, altered the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to disguise that it had been stolen, and sold to someone without that person being aware what they bought was stolen property.

The vehicle’s sales documentation was also altered, police said.

Police have not named McGovern’s alleged accomplice. The sale occurred between Feb. 6 and Feb. 9, police report.

McGovern is known to reside in Greater Sudbury. He faces charges of fraud over $5,000, trafficking stolen property, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, altering a VIN and uttering forged documents.

If you have information on McGovern’s whereabouts, you’re asked to notify police by calling 705-675-9171, or Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 1-705-222-TIPS (8477) or toll-free long distance 800-222-8477. 

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A tip leading to McGovern’s arrest may be elegible for a cash reward.