Man Charged with trying to sell stolen vehicle online

FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies have charged Eric Lee Tamayo of Houston for multiple felony offenses, including theft, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, tampering with a government record, credit card abuse and fraud-use of identifying information. The arrest happened Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The arrest was made after a Fort Bend County resident reported the suspect was attempting to sell a suspicious vehicle via social media. Tamayo was attempting to sell a stolen late model vehicle and had possession of a forged vehicle title and a fictitious driver’s license at the time of his arrest.

The solving of this case prevented a citizen from being defrauded of $16,000 in cash and enabled the Sheriff’s Office to return a $40,000 vehicle to its rightful owner. Eric Lee Tamayo, 40, of Houston remains in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail with a bond amount of $16,200 for the multiple felonies.

“This case is a good reminder that if a deal looks too good to be true, it most likely is,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “Don’t be afraid to report suspicious activity or behavior to the Sheriff’s Office.”

 

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