VENTURA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of selling several stolen cars to unsuspecting buyers throughout Ventura County using an online resale app, California Highway Patrol said in a news release.
Timothy White Peterson, 28, of Port Hueneme, was arrested at about 2 p.m. in the 3000 block of Johnson Drive in Ventura after investigators tied him to a multi-vehicle auto theft scam using “Letgo,” an online marketplace for used items like electronics, furniture and cars, authorities said.
Peterson was identified as a suspect in the scam back in July.
He was booked into a Ventura County detention facility on a vehicle theft charge and is being held on $50,000 bail, according to the news release.
Detectives believe more Ventura County residents could have bought stolen cars from Peterson.