A man in Prescott, Arizona was arrested because he allegedly sold his vehicle on Craigslist after he reported it stolen to his insurance company.
A man in Prescott, Arizona was arrested because he allegedly sold his vehicle on Craigslist after he reported it stolen to his insurance company. 28-year-old Wade Dickinson contacted law enforcement in August of this year, informing them that burglars had broken into his home and stolen numerous items.
The most valuable possession out of the missing goods was a 2009 Sinister sandrail, which is a type of all terrain dune buggy. Brand new, the vehicles cost roughly 50 grand.
However, the responding deputy had some trouble buying Dickinson’s story. Cops immediately noticed there was absolutely no physical evidence left behind at the scene of the so called burglary.
Copies of the insurance paperwork were handed over to police and soon they got a tip. A man in California had contacted the owner of Sinister Sand Sports after purchasing a sandrail off craigslist for $35,000.
He bought the buggy in late October and was skeptical of the seller, who turned out to be Dickinson, because he refused to provide the title and ownership paperwork. Eventually cops connected the dots and determined the sold sandrail was the same one Dickinson reported stolen and received a $53,000 insurance check for.
He was arrested for fraudulent schemes, thefts and trafficking in stolen property.