Man arrested for Craigslist scam

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)- A man accused of stealing another man’s car after promising to fix it, has been arrested. 28-year-old Anthony Dagostino, who resides in East Haven, was arrested on larceny charges, after police say he used Craigslist to steal a car.

Police say back in September,  a Craigslist post advertised automotive bodywork services for cash.  The victim called the advertised phone number and was instructed to meet in a commercial parking lot in North Haven. Once there, the victim gave Dagostino the keys to his vehicle. They agreed Dagostino would fix the vehicle for $100 and return it the following day. The victim was told by Dagostino to return to the same parking lot the following day and the vehicle would be there with the bodywork complete. The following day the victim found the vehicle was gone and Dagostino was not returning his phone calls.

Anthony Dagostino was arrested by warrant on December 22, 2014.  He was charged with Larceny Forth Degree and Using a Motor Vehicle Without Permission.  Dagostino was held on a court set $500 bond and arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on the same day.

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