Dealership employee may have stolen customer information to buy a Corvette
The Corvette is an American Icon. Never the best sports car you can buy, but always one that has been powerful, capable, and a blast to drive. Not to mention the near cult like following the car has with New Balance shoe enthusiasts.
Some people go to great lengths to own one. This person however seems to have gone to some very Illegal lengths to do so.
Reportedly a man working at an Arizona car dealership (Nissan to be exact) stole customer information from the Nissan dealer. He then took that info, went to a different dealership in Flagstaff, AZ and took out a loan on a 2007 Corvette.
31 year old Randall Cepi is the person in question here and once authorities found out about the stolen personal info, they tracked him to New Mexico where he was arrested. But here's where it all went wrong for Cepi. Once he took out the loan on the car, the woman who's identity he basically stole started to get insurance and loan information on the car that she never bought. She then filed a complaint with the Arizona DOT and the Inspector General.
After that it was only a matter of time until Cepi was brough to justice. Honestly, I'm not sure what he was thinking when he attempted this bird brained caper. The amount of tracking information on something like a car purchase is staggering. There's no way he would have gotten away with something like that here in the US.
Just goes to show you that not committing crimes is the best course of action, even if it means forgoing a dream car just a little while longer.