Classic Cars Recovered – Texas Auto Theft Ring Busted

Photo Courtesy of KLTV ABC 7

Photo Courtesy of KLTV ABC 7

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.

Photo Courtesy of KLTV ABC 7

Photo Courtesy of KLTV ABC 7

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.

About the author

Lauren Camille

Lauren is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, and has experience working for several enthusiast publications. She enjoys drag racing, classic Fords, and vintage Lincolns. She currently races a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, and has a soft spot for 1960’s Lincolns. Currently, her collection includes: ’04 Cobra Convertible, ’65 Mustang Fastback, ’04 F350 6.0 diesel, ’96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a ’87 Jeep Wrangler. She provides insightful content as a freelance writer for Power Automedia.
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