Woman steals car from friend then sells it online for $150


By 13 News Now

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole a 2012 Mazda 6 and then sold it online for $150.

On March 7, the owner of the car left the Aqua Lounge in Virginia Beach with the woman.

Detective W. J. Baker told 13News Now they picked up two of the woman’s friends before ending up at a home in the 100 block of Cushing Street, Portsmouth, where a friend of the car owner lives.

The victim fell asleep, and when he got up he found his wallet, cell phone, and Mazda were missing.

Officers found the car in Chesapeake on March 12, and police determined that the vehicle was sold on peddle.com, a company that buys used cars nationwide. It uses local tow truck crews to do the pick-ups and to pay the sellers.

Although peddle.com says proper documentation is required, the woman had no paperwork.

Baker said she told the truck driver she did not have the title, adding that her husband was at sea, and they just wanted to get rid of the car.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is looking into the matter because there was no car title involved in the transaction, as required by state law.

Police also said someone used the victim’s debit card in Norfolk on the same day his wallet was stolen.

13News Now reached out to peddle.com for comment but did not hear back from anyone.

Detectives released a selfie of the woman they believe is involved. It was taken the day she and the victim met.

Anybody with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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