Man ID’s Stolen Truck on Craigslist

A Detroit man is accused of stealing a pickup truck and trying to sell it on Craigslist.

Aaron Lockridge allegedly stole and tried to sell a 2002 Ford F-350 on Craigslist.  Lockridge unknowingly sold the pickup to undercover detectives who had been tracking the stolen vehicle after a tip from the original owner.

The original owner contacted the Macomb Auto Theft Squad after he saw the truck listed for sale on Craigslist. Teaming with the Wayne County Auto Theft Team, undercover detectives posed as buyers and made a deal with the seller to buy the pickup for $8,000.

At an arranged meeting, Lockridge arrived in the stolen truck and was arrested. The seized F350 was re-tagged with a vehicle identification number belonging to a 2001 Ford F150 pickup.

Detectives searched the suspect’s home in Detroit where they recovered two stolen motorcycles and a stolen Chevrolet Trailblazer from a garage. The Trailblazer belonging to an active Marine who was away on duty.

 

Insurance Fraud Headlines for May 18, 2015

Here are the top insurance fraud stories for today:

* Rust and mechanical issues – things you never want to hear when discussing your vehicle. (KIRO 7)

* Southern California Insurance Scammers Busted For Felony Fraud (Insurance Journal)

* Man Arrested and Charged with Allegedly Running Craigslist Scam (NJ.gov)

 

Insurance Fraud Headlines for May 14, 2015

Here are the top insurance fraud stories for today:

* Car theft victim warns owners of older model Hondas (KOBI 5)

* Eight Florida Residents Arrested for Involvement in PIP Fraud Scam (Insurance Journal)

* Detectives charge Englewood man with running out-of-state car insurance scam on Craigslist (Cliffviewpilot.com)

* Pompano woman sold fake insurance policies to veterans (Sun-Sentinel)