Man wanted for stealing money in fake car sale

Brian Cuffie, 32, is wanted for felony theft.

August 6, 2010 12:26:34 PM PDT
Authorities are searching for a man wanted for theft after he allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a victim who tried to purchase a Camaro from him. Brian Danell Cuffie claims to be an auto broker working with two companies: Auto Finance and Southern Automotive. In December 2009, the victim attempted to purchase a 2010 Chevy Camaro from Cuffie. He then introduced the victim to his friend at a local bank to get a loan to purchase the car.

Once the loan was approved, the victim gave Cuffie a cashier's check for $28,900 to purchase the car. Cuffie deposited the money into his account, but the victim never received the car. The victim asked for his money back, but Cuffie has never returned any of the victim's money.

Cuffie, 32, is charged with two counts of felony theft and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He is also wanted for 24 misdemeanor warrants. He is still believed to be in the Houston area.

Cuffie is a black male. 6 inches 2 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

If anyone has been a victim of Brian Cuffie they are urged to call the Houston Police Department's Auto Theft Division at 713-308-3500.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, charging or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message -- Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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