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One man out $15,000 after Craigs List purchase

The Pinson News of Pinson, Alabama

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A Mulga resident who works in Pinson is now out $15,000. after purchasing a vehicle advertised on Craigs List. Pinson deputies found the vehicle in the parking lot at 7787 Highway 75 on July 21 after receiving a BOLO call from Jefferson County Dispatcher.

The person in posession of the vehicle said he was not aware that the vehicle had been stolen. He told deputies that he purchased the vehicle the night before, from a man who had advertised it for sale on the popular website Craigs List. The vehicle, was a white 2009 Mercedes E350 valued at $50,000 with 200 miles. It had been reported as stolen from Hoover. The vehicle was towed, no arrests were made.

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Original Publication Date: July 24, 2009

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