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.”