In a case of dumb and dumber, a Pennsylvania man is now on the run after attempting to buy a Maserati with a bad check. Yep, that is correct—not only was Gabriel Mathews of North Wales brave enough to attempt the task, the dealership, Car Connections USA in West Whiteland Township, actually allowed the 22-year-old to take off in the luxury car. Hopefully this saga does not end in an exotic car crash, as many do.
Gabriel Mathews is pictured above. What will he do with the stolen Maserati?
The dealership may look even more foolish than Mathews in this case–as they allowed him to leave with the car after the two checks he gave them to pay for the $60,616 2007 Maserati Quattroporte failed to clear. Mathews told the sales staff that he would return with a different form of payment, and drove off in the exotic sports car. Really?
The red flag should have gone up when Car Connections contacted the bank to verify the 2 checks, and learned that were the accounts closed. The investigation has revealed that the accounts had never contained enough money to cover the Maserati….shocker.
A 2007 Maserati Quattroporte
West Whiteland Township police have issued a warrant for Matthews but have not located him as of yet. He faces charges of criminal attempt theft by deception, bad checks, and access device fraud. The dealership faces the continued embarrassment from their poor judgment in allowing the questionable young man to leave the grounds with the merchandise following his obvious dishonesty. What are your thoughts on this case? Comment below!
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