Fake Buyer Steals 1969 Dodge Charger
Counterfeit checks enable thief to drive away.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: March 4th, 2012
As much as a you might hope that a prospective buyer has good intent, you never know if he's just going to steal your car.
hen you're selling a car, you never know just who might show up at your door. As much as a you might hope that a prospective buyer has good intent, you never know if he's just going to steal your car.
We're not just talking about thieves who don't return from a test drive. In this case, we're talking about a thief who appeared to have bought a car from the owner the proper way, only to have the checks bounce.
A resident of Consort, Alberta, Canada named Les was selling his 1969 Dodge Charger in January when an unnamed man in jeans, winter coat, and hat came over to purchase the car. The prospective buyer even had a trailer handy.
He also brought some certified checks from the Toronto Dominion Bank with him--checks that later turned out to be fake.
Les had a picture of the man, he knew that the stranger was driving a silver Dodge Ram, and he even had the license plate number of the trailer. But those plates turned out to be stolen, too.
Les was selling the car--which had about 2,100 miles on it--to finance a family trip to Disneyland. That trip is now on hold.
If you see the car or the truck and trailer, please contact the authorities.
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