A multi-state car theft scam is leaving car owners without their rides years after they made their purchase.
A South African woman was tricked into handing her keys over to a car thief in Center City, Philadelphia, according to NBC10. Madeline Vaneck, who is in the U.S. on business, said a man posing as a valet handed her a ticket when she entered the parking garage. She handed him her keys and he took off with her 2013 Toyota RAV4.
It sounds almost like the background plot of the movie Fargo: a car dealership executive looking for an easy financial score and arranges the kidnapping of his own wife and daughter of the dealership owner, to line his pockets with ransom money. Only this time, in real life it was a dealership executive in suburban Pittsburgh who systematically embezzled more than $10 million to buy such absurd luxuries as a first-edition Harry Potter book and a private dinner with the celebrity chef known as "T