Teen allegedly conned dealer out of new BMW

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A Jersey City high school boy is in custody after allegedly conning an Ohio car dealership into shipping him a $122,000 BMW and delivering it to him at Dickinson High School, officials said.

    "I don't think we have ever had one like this. It's unique," said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Tomczak yesterday.

    The boy was 16 years old when he phoned Midwestern Auto Group in Dublin, Ohio, at the beginning of January to order the flashy, 12-cylinder BMW 760il, according to police reports.

    He told the salesman he would wire the money for the car, and would have his bank call the dealership to confirm the transaction once it went through, officials said.

    The dealership mailed the paperwork to the boy's Hancock Street home and he filled it out and sent it back, reports said.

    A few days later, the boy allegedly called the dealership pretending to be a bank official and "confirmed" the nonexistent transfer of $122,000, reports said.

    The boy turned 17 on Jan. 13, and like a late birthday present, the shiny new sports car was delivered to his school two weeks later, reports said. Apparently satisfied, the boy ordered a second BMW from the dealership that same day, reports said.

    Story from NJ .com
     
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    Kuddos to this kid if some idiot salesman at the dealership didn't even bother to check to confirm transfer of monies?! The salesman/woman should be in jail for stupidity!
     
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    LOL.. this would make a good movie, like Risky Business or Ferris Bueller's Day off :D
     
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    I loved that show, Ferris. Still a favorite.
     

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