Woman charged with selling car, home under false pretenses | Crime
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Selma Police have arrested a woman for illegally selling an elderly woman's car and home without her permission.
Detectives spoke with an elderly woman on June 14 and 15 - the victim explained that a woman, 44-year-old Dorita Lynn West, has taken her vehicle under false pretenses. The victim gave detectives paperwork showing that her car had been sold - and paid for in cash with no loan against it. Detectives, through an investigation, determined that West sold the victim's vehicle to another person for $2,500. The vehicle was located and returned to the victim.
The person West allegedly sold the vehicle to stated that not only did West sell them the vehicle, she also told them about a home she supposedly owned on Harden Circle that she would be willing to sell. The second victim gave West a $3,500 down payment on that home. The home actually belonged to the first victim - police say West had no authority to sell the property.
Dorita West has been charged with two counts for first degree theft of property (swindle). She faces a $120,000 bond and a hold for probation.
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