Woman Sold Car She Didn’t Own, JCSO Says

FOUR OAKS – A Four Oaks woman was arrested Tuesday following a month-long investigation into a stolen vehicle. On September 2nd, a 32 year-old woman reported her 1999 Honda Accord had been stolen from the back yard of a home in the 2100 block of Devil’s Racetrack Road.

The victim said she was moving from the address to a home in another county. The new occupant of the home, an acquaintance, reportedly told the victim it would be okay to leave the car there until it could be moved at a later date.

The victim reported September 2nd the Honda Accord was missing from the address on Devil’s Racetrack Road.

Following an investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, detectives allege the acquaintance, Kiera Shanea Moore, called a tow company to pick up the Honda claiming it was her vehicle but that she had lost the title. The tow company reportedly paid her $150 for the vehicle they planned to sale for scrap metal.

Authorities said the tow company still had the vehicle at their storage lot in Wake County. It was recovered.

Moore was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses. She was given a $5,000 bond on the felony charge.

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