Occasionally there are happy endings when a classic car is returned, but more often these stories lead to heartache. Thanks to a honest person who thought the title to the 2007 Corvette that he had just purchased looked a little bit off, the theft ring was busted. According to KLTV ABC 7, after noticing that something was amiss he decided to being the Corvette back to the seller in Texas.
When this transpired, the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force got involved and unraveled the entire fraudulent mess. Officers connected Christopher Hammons and Christopher Scott Day to the Corvette as well as some some bad checks that resulted in the loss of two other classic cars. Hammons and Day allegedly purchased one car from Mount Pleasant, Texas, resident using a check. It appeared that the check cleared and victim agreed to sell the duo two additional vehicles.
A 1931 Ford roadster and 1972 Chevrolet truck were purchased by the duo using checks, but the bank did not accept these payment for these two classics. Once the bank figured out that the checks were bad and they removed the funds from the victim’s account. So this poor guy ended up losing cars and his money, thanks to a couple of accused scammers.
However, the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force recovered the stolen vehicles, some trailers, and other vehicles that are allegedly connected to the actions of Hammons and Day. On the upside, Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force is working on the return of the Corvette to its rightful owner.