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Four charged with stealing Jeep, selling it for scrap

Posted April 16, 2009

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— Cumberland County deputies have charged four people with stealing cars and selling them for scrap metal.

Miguel Lamont Burden, 27, of 3405 Locklear St., was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, obtaining property by false pretenses, attempted larceny and felony possession of stolen goods. Nico Marcellus McCants, 19, of 7349 Hypony Trail in Parkton, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, obtaining property by false pretenses, possession of a stolen vehicle and felony conspiracy.

Calvin Lamont Thomas, 34, of 7337 Hypony Trail in Parkton, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, driving while license revoked, possession of stolen goods, larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen vehicle and obtaining property by false pretenses. Jacqueline Burden, 31, of the same address, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, obtaining property by false pretense and 21 other charges.

Investigators said the four stole a 1986 Jeep on Wednesday from a residence on the 3600 block of Camden Road and drove the vehicle to a local scrap metal shop, where it was sold and crushed.

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  • iron fist Apr 16, 2009

    Sorry my last post got on the wrong board. MY BAD

  • iron fist Apr 16, 2009

    IMO anyone who watches American Idol should not be complaining. What do you expect?

  • ANGELLUV Apr 16, 2009

    I had a similiar incident...a guy that was repairing my car took it and sold it for scrap, but keep telling me that he was waiting for parts he ordered. The police said there was nothing I could do!

  • teammom3459 Apr 16, 2009

    I agree that the shop owners should be held accountable. I live in the Roseboro, NC area and I took my son's car which was junk to the salvage yard. Upon entering I was asked if I had the title, I told them no, because when I called they said I didn't need it. The security guard said okay and let me go through. It is very easy to steal a car and turn it into the salvage yard for some money.

  • k9sandQtrs Apr 16, 2009

    I agree that the shop owners should be held accountable somehow. You'd think that they would require some sort of proof of ownership before purchasing the car.

  • iron fist Apr 16, 2009

    The shop owners who bought the jeep should be charged also. Why would they buy a jeep for scarp that was driven in, no title, how many other stolen cars have they crushed?

  • Caveman93 Apr 16, 2009

    LOL! The Mob has been doing this since the invention of the car! This is awesome. Olde school NY scrappage