• Mar 12, 2009
Perhaps it began as an innocent experiment among dealer personnel: what would happen if three dealership executives all disappeared on the same day and 81 of the dealership's cars showed up at auto auctions in two other states? The answer to that question is that the FBI went bird-dogging on the hunt for owner Allen Patch, controller Rachel Fait, and General Manager Rick Covello on "suspicion of theft."

Legacy Auto Sales in Omaha, Nebraska was said to be in financial trouble. The three vanishing execs are suspected of trying to sell nearly all the dealership's inventory and then... well, at this point no one knows what they were going to do. But on Saturday and Monday night, transporters arrived at the dealership (that's one of them pictured) and began hauling cars away. When employees showed up for work on Tuesday, the higher-ups were gone and their desks were cleaned out.

The cars, worth $2.5 million, were found being sold at an auto auction in Salt Lake City, Utah, and also discovered in Las Vegas, Nevada. GM Covello apparently turned himself in. Fait was arrested in Tooele County, Utah on Wednesday, while Patch was located at his attorney's office in Utah and has probably been arrested by now. File this one under "Sounded like a good idea at the time..." Hat tip to WS.

[Source: Omaha.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't these guys see "Fargo?"

      Gotta have dat Tru-Coat...you betcha...
      • 5 Years Ago
      If those 3 executives thought this was a smart idea, then the "bad economy" wasn't the problem at that dealership.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yea really. nothing wrong here. They were doing the dealership a favor by unloading some cars. Nobody else was going to buy them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I really hope you're joking about there being nothing wrong.
        If not, chalk another point to decaying morals
      • 5 Years Ago
      The rats scurry when the lights come on!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It amazes me how people like this actually believe they can get away with such a crime! Did they really think they wouldn't get caught?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry to correct, but dealership is in Scottsbluff, NE
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least this was a "bailout" plan with consequences. On the other hand these 3 people must not have bought the "hope and change" line of BS Obama was selling before the election. Had they bought that line they would be happily sitting and waiting for the check to arrive in the mail. Not.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh yeah, blame the guy who's been on the job less than two months, not the criminals who stole the cars.

        That's real American logic for you...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Epic.
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