Anyone remember this story about the unsuspecting Porsche buyer getting beaten and robbed after responding to an advertisement on Craig’s list? Well, it turns out justice has been served. According to the Associated Press, A Queens, NY teenager pleaded guilty to masterminding (seems like way too much of a compliment to me) a scheme that used a bargain basement priced Porsche for bait. After reading this story, it seemed like a good idea to remind everyone that you can never be too careful when buying a used Porsche.
Full story is below…
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Queens teenager has pleaded guilty to masterminding a robbery scheme that used Craigslist advertisements for a bargain Porsche as bait.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Thursday that 18-year-old Agnes Banach, of Maspeth, will serve five years in prison in return for pleading guilty to charges including robbery, grand larceny and conspiracy. Banach will be sentenced on Jan. 22.
Rice said buyers who responded to Internet ads for the Porsche were beaten and robbed in two incidents in Baldwin and Freeport last year.
In the Freeport robbery, a couple who came to buy a 2006 Porsche were attacked by several teenagers and $4,800 was taken. Rice said seven accomplices are awaiting sentencing on charges of robbery, conspiracy and grand larceny.
There’s nothing wrong with buying a car on Craigslist. Just remember, if it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is!