[STOLEN] Police Looking for Duo Who Paid for a C3 Corvette with a Counterfeit Check


[STOLEN] Police Looking for Duo Who Paid for a C3 Corvette with a Counterfeit Check

Over the years, I’ve sold quite a few cars on the open market, but not without a considerable dose of worry.

Will they pay with a bad check, will they pay with a fake cashier’s check, will they pay with counterfeit cash, will they just pull a gun and steal the car?

One such transaction recently ended up taking a big bite out of the seller of this red 1976 Corvette, who accepted a cashier’s check in good faith on New Year’s Day at a home in Honea Path, S.C.

Turns out the cashier’s check was a fake, and now the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public identifying the two men suspected of the crime.


Lawmen have released a photo of the Corvette as well as a surveillance pic of the two suspects, who arrived to buy the Corvette about 4 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2020 in a maroon/black cherry sedan, tag number unknown.

If you have any information about the crime, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously (864-68-CRIME) or the non-emergency Laurens County Dispatch line (864-984-2523).


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  1. Cash is KING, a hard lesson to learn. I hope the seller at least gets his car back in one piece and in good operating condition, & THE SCUMMERS WHO STOLE IT GO TO JAIL FOR A WHILE,,,,,, CASH IS KING !

  2. I don’t believe the police will spend a lot of time on this case as it is a private transaction , one of thousands that take place daily. The promise of a high value sale over came the common sense thought of a bad form of payment prevented the owner of escorting them to a financial institution. I’m sure the insurance carrier was called to ascertain if they would cover the loss in a theft by fraud situation. Scam artists looking for an easy mark with nothing more than a good story troll all destinations. Its not considered demeaning to check the form of payment to be authentic. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Common sense dictates that you NEVER do business on a weekend or holiday unless you’ve called the bank where the check is written from in advance.

  4. One look at these two and I could have told you they were bad news. What were you thinking?

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