A husband in North Carolina looking to surprise his wife with a new car for her birthday was the one who ended up being surprised when he found out months later the vehicle had been stolen, falsely advertised, and sold to him, according to a report.
Jason Scott, an Army veteran in Moore County, spent more than $68,000 for what he thought was a 2021 Maserati SUV from Carvana in November 2022, only to find out last month that their vehicle was not at all what they thought.
According to the report, the couple took their car to be serviced at a local Maserati dealership in February and learned from the facility the VIN on the car, window, and door didn’t match.
“It was exciting for it to be coming down the hill, waiting for it outside, everything was fine. But when mechanics inspected the vehiclethat’s when they found out that the vehicle was stolen.”
“When they check the VIN number on the chassis, that’s when they saw that it was a stolen vehicle. VIN on the car, on the window, and the car door was different,” he added.
Police subsequently seized and impounded the vehicle.
Scott said he was questioned by police, who let him go after he provided proof that he purchased the vehicle from Carvana.
He then turned his attention to the used car dealer who sold him the car in the first place, seeking reparations.