Vladimir Antonov, the Russian “businessman” who attempted to buy Saab earlier in the year, has been arrested in England over charges of involvement in a massive money laundering scheme in Lithuania. Antonov, owner of Portsmouth F.C. (a British soccer team) and his partner Raimondas Baranauskas, were released on bail and ordered to surrender their passports. Both… Continue Reading...
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Proffitt forged the signatures on each of the checks he wrote and deposited them into personal bank accounts, most of the transactions occurred over an almost three-year period between April 2008 and February 2011. Continue Reading...
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its Hot Wheels report today, listing the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examins vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center to determine the most reported stolen cars. Domestic vehicles have become more popular to thieves over their import… Continue Reading...
This 22-year old kid thought he could get away with grand theft auto, but little did he learn that crime doesn’t pay! Apologies to the esteemed Sheriff John Bunnell, but he would have had a field day with Justin William Durbin, who went on a stealing spree with Mercedes and Bentley cars that spanned four… Continue Reading...
One of OnStar’s advertising points is the reassurance that if your car gets stolen, it can not only track where it ends up, but also deactivate it instantly. Turns out, it’s not just a load of advertising malarky. Four Chevrolet Camaro coupes were stolen from a dealership in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early hours… Continue Reading...
A man in Sydney, Australia nearly got away with a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer—if he hadn’t left his driver’s license behind. D’oh! Snidely Whiplash here had his license photocopied by the sales manager prior to driving the 2007 Lancer with a salesman. On the road, the salesman pulled over to allow the man to take the… Continue Reading...
Police in Seattle, Washington are using Twitter to help fight auto theft by making it easier to publicly broadcast stolen vehicle reports, and allowing citizens to keep an eye out for the cars in question. The account, imaginatively titled “Get Your Car Back”, will allow 911 operators to enter the vehicles details and location into… Continue Reading...
Formula 1 evil villain head honcho Bernie Ecclestone was injured after a mugging that took place outside his London home. Ecclestone suffered a head injury after being kicked and punched on Wednesday night. The muggers made off with jewelery and watches. One police source said that he was confident that Ecclestone was specifically targeted due… Continue Reading...
A man in East St. Louis, Illinois, went on a shooting rampage, armed only with an AK-47, a Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible and his birthday suit. The PT Cruiser ended up rolled over after the thief crashed it and used it as cover while he fired at police officers attempting to arrest him. While harming… Continue Reading...
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released their list of the top 10 stolen cars for 2009 , and the perenial favorites, the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry are in the Top 10 yet again, taking the top 3 spots respectively. The trade in spare parts, and in the Honda’s case, engines, make them… Continue Reading...