Alleged thief steals cars while taking test drive

Shane Richey (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)
Shane Richey (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Ascension deputies are looking for a Maurepas man that allegedly stole cars after taking them for a test drive.

According to reports, Shane Richey, 42, asked to test drive a pickup at All Star Ford of Prairieville on October 9th and return it the next day.  The dealership told deputies that Richey didn't bring the truck back or pay for it.

On November 15th, investigators say Richey took a car for a test drive from Redemption Auto Sales in Gonzales.  The owner of the dealership told deputies Richey said he wanted to take the car down the street to show his wife, but never returned.

Richey faces charges of unauthorized use of a movable and felony theft.

If you know where he is, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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