Two Arrested In Car Buying Scam

Two people were arrested in connection with an operation where the duo created counterfeit driver licenses to purchase automobiles.

Police say Christopher Kittler, of Cle Elum, and Hifa Smith, of Pasco, used fraudulently obtained data to print driver licenses with their photos on them then qualified for loans to buy cars from dealerships in LaGrande, Or. and Ontario, Ore.

The two were caught at a Pasco hotel off road 68 along with the three vehicles that were fradulently purchased.