Man Behind $400,000 Of Dealer Car Thefts Gets 11 Years In Prison

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A man’s short but profitable scheme stealing over $400,000 in vehicles from multiple dealers concludes with a sentence of 11 years in prison, KTLA reports.

Jean Anthony Parret had used stolen identities to purchase vehicles at multiple dealerships throughout Southern California between November 2021 and January 2022. He then went to dealerships throughout Southern California and took out loans using the stolen info and credit to purchase cars. The list of purchased vehicles is fairly long for having been purchased in such a short time. Per The Daily Bulletin.

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In a statement, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said that the damage done to the victims lives and credit will take years to repair.

“These are not victimless crimes. Becoming the victim of identity theft can have profound consequences that can take years if not decades to overcome, including having credit histories ruined and losing the ability to qualify for employment opportunities and housing as a result of financial predators.”

While Parret pleaded guilty to three counts of identity theft and a count of grand theft, he was surprisingly offered a plea deal that saw “multiple other felonies and sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime between $100,000 to $500,000” dismissed.

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