081613 RAID ON AUTO REPAIR SHOP

081613 RAID ON AUTO REPAIR SHOP


okay so I hit call about okay first of all let us get your full name and spelling for rob FR e y ER and your chief prosecutor montgomery county district attorney’s office Rob tell us what happened here at Sydney’s Auto Service the members of the Montgomery County auto theft Task Force executed a third degree felony warrant in regards to a vehicle sale that the defendant had put online representing a 1969 Camaro as being what is known in the industry as a Bickle built vehicle relying upon those things that the victim in this case forwarded or wired $29,000 to this defendant and again but gets suspicious and curious as to what why this deal was not going down correctly he independently had this vehicle appraised and learned after of course he had parted with his money that the representations that this defendant had made both orally and in the advertisement were materially false so although the complaint did it at the beginning willingly part with his money he did so in reliance upon the things the misrepresentations that this defendant told him basically it’s basically what it is and that this defendant has a history a very lengthy history with the Better Business Bureau and with other people Kingwood underground of other individuals that who are not very satisfied to say the least about this defendants business practices he currently is charged with forging a vehicle title alright which what’s known as a 130 you forum as well as another theft case for an individual that paid him I think about $3,800 to install a new engine in a vehicle which turned out to be false so this is the kind of conduct that people in this community do not deserve to be a part of and if individuals are lying to good customers good people then if we can prove our cases in court then we’re gonna put a stop to it do we foresee any more additional charges against it I can’t comment on that Isaiah there there there are other things in the works in regards to this defendant but it’s going to involve a careful review and consideration talking to other folks that may come forward we would encourage anybody that has had a negative dealing or an unhappy dealing with this individual that has just been arrested Richard Cessna here in Porter that they contact Alton Neely and EE ly at the Montgomery County auto theft Task Force and he can be reached at nine three six five three eight seven seven three six does the investigation attentive it digitally in here now with his arrest do you go through the shop do you check things out to see if there are other questionable items I believe they’re going to perform an administrative search to follow up on vehicle identification numbers records and other things like that too and as part of their duties they’re there they’re statutorily the law allows them to do that so I don’t know what they find our number-one objective today was to get this defendant into custody we had a judge sign a warrant two days ago for the third degree offensive staff between 20,000 and $100,000 so we just we will not tolerate this in in Montgomery County period he the next surprised or anything else at this did he think well you know Scott we were all there we saw how he reacted and you know he’s he’s quite accustomed in his business practice here to fielding many complaints from very dissatisfied customers so you know a vehicle like this finding a vehicle like this as far as checking out for you say partying with their money I mean just there’s all sorts of things you can do talk to people talk to people in the industry I guess you know when you see people get ripped off on the over the Internet or over the phone yeah they people are not given the opportunity to check this guy’s work or to follow up on what this guy says in person which would be something that people ought to do before they part with their money and I feel bad for anybody that’s lost money to this guy they didn’t they didn’t sign up for that where was he up at the alleged victim locator the alleged victim is located in Canada Canada Canada okay British Columbia Canada a number of things that were selling points by this man Richards sis knee for the victim in this case were things that the victim relied upon to decide to part with a considerable amount of money so and as you as you see as you see in the complaint that I gave you all a copy to the money was wired by the defendant at the defendants in store by the complainant by the victim to the defendants wife’s bank account and that’s Lafe that’s laid out in the arrest warrant that I gave you all for I’m fully aware that the the defendants misrepresentations as this car is being what’s known as a Bickle built car be IC kl8 as an individual named Jerry Bickle who is a very well known expert in in in in the construction and the in the maintenance construction and refurbishing of old antique cars so but this theft case is definitely well I mean we will we know it may not be that may depend on cooperation from folks out there that have had negative dealings with this guy if anybody has parted with their money and not got what they thought they were getting then we would love to hear from them well we we’ve we’ve gone back and seen that he has had other people complaining about his business practices going back 20 years so our investigation is focused obviously with cases that are within the statute of limitations which I believe is five years so that’s what our primary focus is however we want to hear from anybody that has ever dealt with this individual with this company and who walked away upset violated dissatisfied whatever we’d love to hear from them thank you sir


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