Mechanic charged with scamming customer | Crime
(WMC-TV) - Police have arrested a mechanic they believe took a driver's money, but never did the repair work he promised.
Michial Ward was paid more than $4,000 to replace an engine in a man's pick-up truck, according to court records.
However, according to a witness, the work never took place.
The victim told police the Dodge Ram's engine wasn't replaced as Ward promised it would be. Instead, the mechanic simply replaced parts on the original engine, said police.
The owner of an auto repair shop in the 5400 block of Pleasant View told officers Ward did the work at his garage and didn't replace the engine.
In all, police say the victim was scammed out of more than $4,100.
Ward has been charged with theft.
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