On Demand Towing owner faces 10 felony charges
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Another towing company owner in Richmond is facing numerous charges.
Andre Crawley, owner of On Demand Towing on Old Midlothian Turnpike, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies including lying to the DMV, two different types of fraud and forgery.
According to court records, Andre Crawley is the ex-husband of Sherral Crawley, owner of No Limit Towing. She was arrested last month and charged with numerous charges for allegedly stealing cars she towed.
On Wednesday, an NBC12 crew was at On Demand Towing and saw several officers coming in and out of the business carrying documents.
Detectives previously said a towing fraud investigation was likely to span to multiple companies as evidence revealed a much larger scheme.
“We appreciate our partner agencies assisting us in this complex investigation,” said Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards, “just as we appreciate the public coming forward with information. With months of research, interviews, and meticulous follow-up by our detectives, these collaborative efforts bring results.”
Andre Crawley, who was released on bond, is due back in court later this month.
His exact charges are:
- Two counts of forgery
- Two counts of uttering
- Two counts of falsifying public record
- Two counts of perjury in DMV matters
- One count of falsifying an application for certificate of title
- One count of misdemeanor fraudulent conversion
“Crawley is accused of forging the name of the owner of a vehicle on a title and another document when he sold the vehicle,” a press release from the Richmond Police Department and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles said Friday. “The forgery was discovered when the person who bought the vehicle took the title to DMV and found out the vehicle had been reported stolen. The theft of the vehicle is being investigated.”
Sherral Crawley was due in court on Friday for a status hearing.
If anyone believes they have been a victim of vehicle theft or fraud by a towing and recovery operator, call Richmond Police Detective Sgt. Castrinos at 804-646-1144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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