Police: Man tried to use bad checks for sports car

EXTON, Pa. - December 21, 2011

Investigators tell the Daily Local News 22-year-old Gabriel Matthews attempted to buy a 2007 Maserati last week using a check drawn on a closed bank account.

Authorities say the Upper Gwynedd man went to Car Connections USA on Dec. 13 and picked out the car. He allegedly wrote two checks for the sale price but the dealer found out that account was closed when they called the bank.

The Daily Local News report says Matthews then left the dealership, saying he'd return with a different form of payment.

Matthews faces charges of including criminal attempted theft by deception and access device fraud.

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Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com

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