Woman Drives Off with Brand New Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG Using Fake Check

Giancarlo Perlas March 31, 2013


During the early part of this month, a woman drives off with a brand new black Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG worth $161,000. But the thing is, it did not cost her a dime.

As reported by Felix Cortez of KSBW, the event happened in a Mercedes-Benz dealership located in Monterey, California. The suspect was a woman who walked straight into the store and signed a $40,000 check as partial payment in exchange for the keys of the car.

According to the story of the news source, the woman contacted the dealership prior to the incident to inquire if they have the car that she wanted. Then, upon the confirmation of the seller, she immediately visited the site and presented the required documents plus the check. The seller, not suspecting that something was amiss, awarded the car to the woman who drove off with it.

However, when the dealer tried to deposit the check the following day, they found out through the bank that it was no good and that they just landed on the receiving end of an elaborate fraud.

The Monterey police are still investigating the case based on their statement with KSBW last Thursday. No word was said about the identity of the suspect because the documents are likely to be fake, but they have confirmed that the theft was definitely done by a professional.

The police said though that the car has probably been loaded into a crate and shipped out to another country.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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