Jun 30, 2020 5:30 PM

Police: Kan. car dealer out $25K after online sale with stolen credit card number

Posted Jun 30, 2020 5:30 PM
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SALINA —Authorities are investigating an online car transaction involving a reported stolen credit card number.

An employee of Long McArthur Ford, 3450 South 9th Street in Salina, reported that a subject from Georgia purchased a 2018 Honda Accord for $24,500 on June 4, according to Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester.

The subject produced all the required paperwork and set up the transportation for the vehicle to his daughter in New York. The vehicle was picked up in Salina.

The dealership then received a phone call from a subject in Salina who told them that his credit card had been charged $25,000 by Long McArthur and that he did not make the purchase, according to Forrester.

The credit card transaction matched the transaction for the vehicle.

Long McArthur contacted the transport company to have them return the vehicle, but were informed the vehicle had already been delivered, according to Forrester.