Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Oklahoma men buried truck in insurance fraud scheme

Arrest warrants have been issued for two Oklahoma men accused of burying a pickup and reporting it stolen.

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak says insurance fraud arrest warrants for 49-year-old Robert Campbell II and 25-year-old Larry Ezell, of Vinita.

Doak says on Dec. 4, 2014, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was reported stolen. Three months later, an insurance company settled a claim for $28,068 to the owner. An investigation was opened after custom wheels and tires from the missing pickup were spotted on another vehicle in Craig County. The owner of that vehicle told investigators he purchased the wheels and tires from Ezell.

When interviewed by authorities, Ezell said that Campbell gave him a key to the truck and said it needed to "go away". The truck allegedly belonged to Campbell's roommate, who was not able to make payments.

Ezell told authorities he then allegedly buried the truck to get out of a debt with Campbell.
Ezell is currently in Mayes County Sheriff's Office custody.

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