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Local limousine service owner arrested, charged with computer fraud

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The owner of a local limousine service was arrested for allegedly trying to defraud buyers on eBay.

After a two-and-a-half-month investigation, Jonathon Levine, 43, the owner-operator of a local limousine service, was arrested last Friday for a scheme to defraud buyers on the popular Internet purchasing site eBay, according to Avon police. Levine was arrested on six counts of criminal impersonation, all felony charges, six counts of misdemeanor computer crime and one count of possession of methamphetamine, a felony.

Levine, who lives in Avon’s Wildridge neighborhood, used another’s identity to sell computer parts on eBay. Data obtained from eBay records showed Levine used several identities, some of which he used to sell items of eBay. Avon police said eBay monitors accounts for fraud and suspends users that it believes defraud customers.

Police said after eBay suspended Levine, he used other identities to circumvent his suspensions. An arrest warrant was issued for Levine for six counts of criminal impersonation and six counts of computer crime. Bond was set at $50,000.

Police said a search warrant served on Levine’s residence and vehicles turned up a “significant” amount of potential evidence against him, and a bag of suspected methamphetamine.

Levine posted a $57,500 bond and was released from the Eagle County jail.

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