Fresno auto theft suspect arrested after impersonating as car salesman

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Police stopped the driver, 23-year-old Soney Ash, who claimed he worked for Brashers Auto Auction while wearing a traffic vest and handed the officers false paperwork.

A Fresno man was arrested Sunday morning after police say he claimed to be salesman while driving in a stolen Corvette.

Officers were sent out to the CarMax near Palm and Herndon Avenues around 3:30 a.m. when they saw an orange 2008 Chevrolet Corvette trying to leave the gated lot.

Police stopped the driver, 23-year-old Soney Ash, who claimed he worked for Brashers Auto Auction while wearing a traffic vest and handed the officers false paperwork.

Ash was arrested and police found a shaved key and other burglary tools on his person.

He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for auto theft, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
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