BY KEN LITTLE
A Greene County man was victimized by an apparent vehicle-trading scam that began when he met another man on the Craig'slist Internet site, Greeneville police said.
The victim communicated with a man who claimed to be "Steve Miller," of Elizabethton, and the two made arrangements to trade vehicles, Officer Kevin Guinn said in a report.
They met on Aug. 25 in the parking lot of Walmart in Greeneville.
The victim traded his 1996 Chevrolet S14 truck for a 1992 Acura.
In the process, the victim gave the other man title to the truck and took possession of the car, the report said.
The victim registered the car in Greene County. He recently received a letter from authorities in Ohio informing him the car had been stolen in that state, the report said.
The victim reported the letter to Greeneville police, who now have the car. It will be returned to the owner in Ohio, the report said.
The trade left the victim out $1,400, the value of the truck, the report said.
The victim has tried to contact the man he got the car from by a phone number the man used, and the calls "go to a female's voice mail," the report said.
Greeneville police are continuing their investigation.