Memphis man stole car from disabled veteran

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Updated: 8/29 7:39 am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Memphis man with 21 prior criminal convictions has been found guilty of stealing a car belonging to a disabled veteran.

The Shelby County district attorney's office says Walter Shegog was convicted Thursday of felony theft of property under $10,000 for stealing a Ford Mustang in September 2012, after pretending to be an interested car buyer.

The 55-year-old Shegog responded to a for-sale advertisement and agreed to meet the car's 65-year-old owner at the Memphis Veterans Hospital.

Instead of taking a test drive, Shegog drove off in the vehicle and did not return. He was arrested two days later.

Shegog faces a sentence of up to 12 years in prison at sentencing Sept. 24.

 

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