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Pair Faces Illegal Auto Repair Charges in Greenwich

Greenwich Police bust the suspects who were seen repairing a car in a shopping center parking lot.

Jim Demitro, left, and Tony Frank. Greenwich Police photos.
Jim Demitro, left, and Tony Frank. Greenwich Police photos.

A pair of men seen making repairs to a vehicle parked in a shopping center parking lot are facing several charges including making repairs without a license.

According to a Greenwich Police report, the men were arrested about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13 after an officer saw them repairing a vehicle in the Riverside Commons shopping center on East Putnam Avenue. The suspects told police they did not have permits or licenses to perform repairs. The pair also told the owner of the vehicle they were fixing they worked for a car rental agency, when they did not, according to the report.

Jim Demitro, 44, of Portland ME, and Tony S. Frank, 47, of New Haven, each face charges of criminal attempt at second-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny, soliciting without a permit, no auto repair license, failure to provide a motor vehicle repair estimate and providing a false statement of motor vehicle repair.

Both men were released after posting a $1,000 bond and were scheduled to appear Jan. 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Nico Whateley January 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM
How is this larceny?

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