A Jamaica man has been indicted for selling $500,000 in stolen vehicles and auto parts as well as weapons and drugs through Craigslist, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
The accused, Conrad Hall, 43, “allegedly used the Craigslist website to initially sell stolen auto parts before his criminal activity brazenly escalated and he began to sell luxury automobiles and motorcycles that had been stolen, as well as weapons — including a 9mm Glock and a .357 Magnum — and approximately five pounds of marijuana,” Brown said. Authorities believe that Hall also scammed insurance companies with the help of the owners of the stolen vehicles.
Hall was allegedly working with three others — Denise Mboumi from Brooklyn, Shane Carter, of Queens, and Eboni Davis, a Bronx resident — who reported their cars as being stolen to their insurance companies and received cash payouts when they had actually sold their cars through Hall. All three were charged with third-degree insurance fraud and first-degree falsifying business records.
Hall was indicted along with Jermaine Edwards of Queens for selling a stolen 2010 Honda CRV, and with Roger Haye, of Long Island, and Queens resident Carlton Young for selling marijuana.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Hall was awaiting arraignment on a total of seven indictments charging him with criminal possession of stolen property, insurance fraud, criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal sale of marijuana and other charges. If convicted of all charges, he could be sentenced to more than 200 years in prison.
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