BMW salesman, 40, behind 'steal back' scam who sold luxury cars worth more than £200,000 but kept spare keys so his accomplices could snatch them from driveways is jailed for five years

Mail Online | 8/15/2017 | Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
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A luxury car salesman who plotted a 'steal back' scam of nine cars worth more than £200,000 wept in court after he was jailed for five years.

Michael Daniels, the head of sales at the BMW Berry showroom in Chiswick, west London, kept a spare set of car keys after selling the vehicles to unwitting customers.

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The 40-year-old then used the company database to find the addresses of his soon-to-be victims, and would then hand the spare keys over to accomplices Alex Tingle and Vincent Murphy.

Tingle and Murphy then traveled to the homes of new car owners and stole back the cars over a six-week period from December 2015 to February 2016.

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The number plates on the stolen vehicles were changed and given to a man known as 'Ali' in a north west London car park, never to be seen again.

The court heard how one victim, Robert Mitchell, missed the birth of his daughter as he was was unable to make it to hospital after their car was stolen on Christmas eve, while another victim Nouman Hashmi...
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