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Disabled vehicles snatched, sold as scrap, authorities say

May 5, 2010 9:24:00 AM - thestate.com

A father-and-son team from Awendaw cruised South Carolina's highways in their pickup truck in search of broken-down cars they could quickly load onto their makeshift towing dolly and sell at local scrap metal shops for $300 to $600, authorities said.

William Charles Craven, 69, and Anthony Houlk Craven, 35, often sold two or three cars a day for the last 2 1/2 years, leaving a trail of as many as 200 cars stolen from highways from Spartanburg to Charleston, and sometimes Georgia, Berkeley County sheriff's investigators said.

"It didn't matter where it was," sheriff's Sgt. Bobby Shuler said. "If it was on the interstate and they could access it, they got it."

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