A rather cunning thief stole a 2014 Maserati GranTurismo from Maserati of Troy in Michigan using a stolen identification and fraudulent paperwork, The Detroit Free Press reports.
The man, a resident of Glenwood, Illinois, reportedly saw an ad for the car online and agreed to buy it for $81,900. He sent the dealership a photocopy of his Illinois driver’s license and was approved for credit to purchase the vehicle through Bank of America.
According to police, the thief paid the dealership $550 to ship the car to Illinois and told them to leave the vehicle in a WalMart parking lot, going in to explain the delivery truck wouldn’t fit down his narrow street. Soon after the somewhat sketchy transaction was made, Bank of America called the dealership to inform them the buyer had obtained the loan certification using a stolen ID.
A voice mail left with the dealership was not immediately return to The Free Press and Troy police are still investigating the incident. We get the feeling the Maserati has already paid a visit to the local chop shop, but here’s to hoping that it can be recovered in one piece.