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Brothers who own Cahokia business say thief sold their trailer on Craigslist

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CAHOKIA, Ill. Two brothers who run a home rehab business in Cahokia said someone sold their property on Craigslist without them even knowing about it.

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by Ray Preston / News 4 and KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Updated today at 6:00 PM

CAHOKIA, Ill.(KMOV)– Two brothers who run a home rehab business in Cahokia said someone sold their property on Craigslist without them even knowing about it.

Jon and Bob Cates, who own Advanced Property Preservation, said a complete stranger took a picture of their 16-foot utility trailer, posted it on Craigslist and sold it to another man.

The buyer thought he was getting a heck of a deal paying $300 for the trailer. Bob Cates said a reasonable price would have been $1,200.

The Cates say security cameras showed a stranger walking past their business, taking a picture of their trailer. Then he sold it on Craigslist.

The Cates said they watched the security video and saw the buyer who was scammed. He apparently lingered for about 30 minutes.

“He kicked the tires, looking underneath and I’m thinking,‘this is the dumbest criminal I’ve ever seen,’” said Bob Cates.

The man they thought was the criminal was, instead, the victim who had no idea the seller did not own the trailer.

So the Cates ran their own Craigslist ad with the security camera pictures.

“We posted that to the Internet and said,‘look, we know you have our trailer, and we want our trailer back,’” said Jon Cates.

The buyer contacted them within 20 minutes and returned the trailer the next day.

The buyer told News 4 the con man in this case was young and appeared to be in his early 20’s.

The suspect apparently had an answer for everything and wrote the buyer a worthless receipt.

The Cates offered to pay the buyer his $300 back.

But the buyer turned it down and told them he would consider it a life lesson.

Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#2 Nov 8, 2012
Trailers are titled in Illinois. The bozo that bought this, by not getting a title knew the thing was stolen.
Scheeech
ha ha

United States

#3 Nov 9, 2012
Brian wrote:
Trailers are titled in Illinois. The bozo that bought this, by not getting a title knew the thing was stolen.
Scheeech
You would know all about that wouldn't you Brian. You've admitted on this forum that you don't have a job. Are you buying and selling stollen goods, drugs and whatever else you can steal?
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#4 Nov 9, 2012
ha ha wrote:
<quoted text>
You would know all about that wouldn't you Brian. You've admitted on this forum that you don't have a job. Are you buying and selling stollen goods, drugs and whatever else you can steal?
Lets see...shouldI urinate on you before flushing you are not?
Flush
ha ha

United States

#5 Nov 9, 2012
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Lets see...shouldI urinate on you before flushing you are not?
Flush
When you sober up or come down from your high, Dickie, you may want to read what you have posted for the whole world to see.
You obviously have a mental or a chemical addiction of some kind but you can get help from an AA/NA group.
They can help you with your addiction problems but if your mother and father were just plain crazy there isn't any help for you.
Your just nuts and always will be. I suspect that is the case Dickie.
People like you are dangerous when you start talking urinating on people so keep talking Brian.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#6 Nov 9, 2012
Speaking of my urinating on you...would you like a poop chaser with your urine dinner?
Do You

United States

#7 Nov 9, 2012
I know you are drunk or high on drugs, Brian, but when you sober up and read the things you have said tonight you may want to get some help.
Do it for the sake of your children.

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