Arrest Made in Alleged Facebook Marketplace Scam

Jun 23, 2021 at 03:28 pm by WGNS

18-year-old Dewayne Kirkendoll

An arrest has been made in the Facebook Marketplace scam that WGNS told you about late last week. The scam involved a man who was allegedly targeting Middle Tennesseans who classified listings online.

Nashville Auto Theft detectives have charged 18-year-old Dewayne Kirkendoll with four counts of vehicle theft for allegedly using Facebook Marketplace to scam sellers of their ATVs and motorbikes.

A Facebook photograph of Kirkendoll, who at the time was unidentified, was issued to local media Friday. He came forward Friday night after seeing the photo on the news. The four arrest warrants against him were issued Monday.

Kirkendoll is accused of meeting at least four sellers of motorbikes and ATVs on Gordon Terrace, Dellway Drive, and Weakley Avenue. The victims said he took the vehicles for test drives and never returned.

Kirkendoll remains under investigation in similar theft cases. As of 3:15 on Wednesday afternoon, the 18-year-old was still behind bars in Davidson County, unable to post bond.

Source: Nashville Metro Police 

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