Scammers target Central Texas auto dealerships using stolen identities

KWTX, By Rissa Shaw, Jan. 25, 2022

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Several dealerships in Waco and Central Texas have been hit by groups of scammers who steal the identities of people with good credit in order to drive off with expensive cars and trucks.

“It’s sort of an ingenious way to scam the dealerships out of brand-new vehicles,” said McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara.

“We believe there’s a big ring out of Houston that’s doing this, and they’re tied in with people in other places also, like Dallas.”

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