Man convicted of car theft


Guam – John Nego was found guilty of motor vehicle theft, forgery and impersonation.

Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Luther said, “A lot of our residents buy and sell vehicles without first verifying who owns the vehicle or the payment method. If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. This case is a reminder that you should always check twice before you buy or sell a car, boat, or other big item.”

Nego was implicated in several cases, the first involving a scheme to not only swindle a woman out of $1,650 for car repairs. Instead of making the repairs, Nego took the entire vehicle dropped the vehicle near a golf course in Yigo.

This was not his only victim. Pretending to be another individual, Nego swindled a man out of a car by providing him with a bogus third party check for $3,500.

Assistant Attorney General Christine Tenorio said, “Stolen cars and forged checks are too often the norm in Guam. It’s too easy to end up with a stolen vehicle or a bad check and find yourself without your car, boat, or the money in your pocket. There’s nothing rude about asking a seller to prove ownership or calling a bank to make sure a check is valid.”

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.