A Michigan truck driver is facing serious charges after he allegedly stole enough plastic bins and crates from Fiat Chrysler to buy a new home.
Truck Driver Could Face 20 Years In Prison For Fraud
Fifty-two year old truck driver Arshawn Hall is facing wire fraud and other charges along with a possible twenty year prison sentence for a scheme that reportedly began in May 2012 and lasted 10 months. Hall was arraigned in a federal court last Thursday and released on a $10,000 bond.
According to federal prosecutors, Hall picked up $2 million worth of plastic bins and crates belonging to Fiat Chrysler used to transport auto parts from a logistics company and then hauled the bins and crates to a recycling company, where he sold them for $460,000.
Hall is accused of lying to the recycling company, claiming that he owned the plastic bins. According to his indictment: “As he very well knew, Hall did not own the crates and had not obtained them lawfully from (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and was not entitled to sell them.”
Prosecutors have requested that Hall forfeit his $200,000 home in Farmington that he allegedly paid for with money from the plastic bin scheme.
Fiat Chrysler declined to comment on the indictment.