32 People, 3 Corporations Charged in Pennsylvania Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud Ring

August 12, 2016

Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Penn., say they’ve charged 32 people and three corporations for their participation in what’s being described as a theft and insurance fraud ring that stole and resold 45 vehicles.

District Attorney Seth Williams announced the charges, accusing the defendants of a scheme that used fake inspections, reused vehicle identification number plates and more than 100 fraudulent insurance cards. Most of the stolen vehicles had belonged to national car rental chains’ branches in the Philadelphia area.

All but one of the defendants have been arrested.

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