Man 'test drives' cars in Ascension and never returns them

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:27am

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help in locating Shane Anthony Richey, 42, of Maurepas. Richey is wanted for Unauthorized Use of a Movable and Felony Theft.

On Friday, Nov. 15, the owner of a car dealership in Gonzales told police that a white male took a car off the lot for a test drive. Richey told the dealer that he wanted to take the car down the street to show his wife, but he never returned with the car.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Richey went to another dealership in Prairieville and asked to test drive a vehicle. Representatives from that dealership told deputies that Richey has not returned the vehicle and has not made any payments on it.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shane Anthony Richey should contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225.621.INFO or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 225.344.STOP


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