, Muskogee, OK

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March 29, 2014

Police seek man in auto fraud case

Muskogee police are looking for a man who allegedly sold vehicles that didn’t belong to him for scrap, said Cpl. Michael Mahan.

Tommy Fulton, the owner of a towing company, also filed reports that he, too, was defrauded by the man, Mahan said.

The towing company was called at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday to remove a vehicle in the 300 block of Madison Street. The caller said he had a relative who had died, and he was cleaning up the yard and selling the car. The caller was paid $200 by the tow truck company for the vehicle, a heavily damaged purple Monte Carlo, Mahan said.

The man called again Thursday and had a white 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass picked up in the 600 block of Kalamazoo Street and again was paid $200.

After a third phone call from the man, the tow truck operator became suspicious. When he arrived to pick up a blue Cadillac from the same location on Kalamazoo, another man was there to meet the tow truck. The tow truck operator told the man he needed a signature, and the man took off running, Mahan said.

The man police would like to speak with is a black male in his late 20s. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds and is missing a front tooth. He was seen driving a white Chevrolet Tahoe and a black Chevrolet Tahoe with paper tags.

Reach Elizabeth Ridenour at (918) 684-2929 or

You can help

If you have any information about the man selling cars , contact Muskogee police at (9181) 683-8000 or Crime Stoppers at (918) 682-2677.

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