Man Buys Car Using Stolen Credit Card
30 year old Ryan Burney almost got away with a $12,000 dollar car from Gainesville Chevrolet - using a stolen credit card he purchased for just $500.00.
The man claimed the credit card was his sister's, and bought the car, and drove it off the lot.
But when a Lake Alfred woman realized her identity had been stolen, she called police and they were able to get the car back.
The man was arrested and the car returned, but police say the woman could be feeling the affects of the theft for years to come.
"People may think this is a victim-less crime, but its not - the victim will now have potential credit hits later on, she may have to spend money to get this rectified, there definitely are victims to this crime."
Police do not know who sold Burney the credit card, and he claims he did not know the credit card was stolen.
Police do know that the sale of the identity was made in Atlanta.
Among his charges, Burney faces felony grand theft.
All of his charges are felony charges.
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