A Cape Coral towing company manager has been charged with 16 counts of grand theft auto.
Scott Stephen Friga, 34, manager of R/S Towing and Recovery Inc., is accused of illegally towing cars and then charging the owners to get their vehicles back.
Friga was arrested following an investigation prompted by a column written by Melanie Payne, a staff writer for The News-Press, said Connie Barron, police spokeswoman.
People who had their vehicles towed called Payne to complain about the company.
Friga was arrested Saturday on warrants charging him with the grand theft auto counts.
He was later released after paying $24,000 bail.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
FL Towing Company Manager Charged
Here's the news-press.com story:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 2:36 PM