Four men are facing charges for allegedly collecting $2 million from fraudulent tows, according to the Nevada Attorney General's office.
Curtis Acree, 53, Robert Milk, 37, Roosevelt Warren, 42, and Kenneth Johnson, 65 were indicted by a Clark County grand jury on 21 felony charges for operating a false tow scam out of Las Vegas between July 2013 and Jan. 2015.
The defendants are charged with Offering False Document for Filing or Record, Obtaining Money or Property Under False Pretenses, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Multiple Transactions Involving Fraud or Deceit and Racketeering. Milk was also indicted on seven additional counts.
According to the indictment, the four men filed false documents with the DMV that claimed leinholders had been notified of vehicle tows, and they then sold the vehicles at auction. The indictment alleges the leinholders were never notified of the tow or auction and lost thousands of dollars per vehicle. It's alleged the defendants collected at least $2 million through the auctions of vehicles.
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