A Fairview man has been charged with felony theft of an elderly car salesman in a possible multi-county, multi-victim plot to get something for nothing.
Glen Edward McClour, 65, of Fairview, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb. 6 for felony theft of an elderly person, a second-degree felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, the victim in this case, John David Heilman, gave McClour some $30,000 as a down payment for the delivery of five Cadillac Escalades and one Cadillac CTS.
“McClour presented himself as selling vehicles that he had obtained through his shipping company from the federal government,” the affidavit said.
But almost a year and a half later, Heilman had not seen a single vehicle, nor McClour, nor his $30,000 down payment.
“Heilman sent a 10-day demand letter for the return of the money; however, there has been no response from McClour,” the affidavit said. “In addition to Heilman, there are five other victims in three different jurisdictions.”
McClour was arrested Jan. 27 and posted a $10,000 bond a little more than a week later, Feb. 7. He is set to appear in Judge Lindsey Scott’s 252nd Criminal District Court March 24.
— Clay Thorp