According to Phoenix, AZ, police, Kedrick Russell advertised on the internet as an ASE-certified technician doing “affordable auto repairs.” Instead of fixing the vehicles, Russell would take the victim’s cash and never return the vehicle.
Below is the article as it appeared on the ABC15.com website.
Phoenix PD: Man fakes car repair, arrested for auto theft
Reported by: Andrea Wilson
Last Update: 10:49 am
PHOENIX — Phoenix Police have arrested a man for auto theft after he allegedly posed as an auto mechanic and never returned victim vehicles.
Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson said Kedrick Russell advertised on the internet as an Automotive Service Excellence Certified Mechanic, doing "affordable auto repairs."
According to Sergeant Thompson, a victim found Russell’s online ad in December 2009 and contacted him. The victim gave Russell his car and $1,150.00 for repairs. But in January, the victim couldn’t locate Russell nor find his car.
Earlier this week, police located and arrested Russell on charges of auto theft and several other warrents.
Detectives working this case have located another victim and they believe there may be more.
Police encourage anyone who may be a victim of Russell, or who may have more information about Russell’s activities, to contact Phoenix Police Detective Rachel Rohkohl (602) 262-6592.
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