CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Long Island Auto Part Theft Ringleader Sentenced

View Comments
Rim of a Nissan vehicle - File / Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Rim of a Nissan vehicle – File / Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

88hall Sophia Hall
This is a real dream for a girl from a small Ohio city -- to work for...
Read More

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

HAUPPAUGE, NY (WCBS 880) - They called him the leader of the Rim Reapers.



WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports

Darren Scales, 25, of Mastic, was sentenced Tuesday in a Suffolk County courtroom to 11 years in prison for stealing over $250,000 worth of rims from Nissans and Cadillacs.

Prosecutors said the parts were stolen from at least six dealerships and several homes between September 2009 and February 2010.

The District Attorney says it only took Scales and his four co-defendants about 30 seconds to take off and steal four rims, before selling the ill-gotten gains for thousands of dollars on the internet.

Scales is said to have a lengthy criminal history, with his first arrest coming at only 12-years-old.

View Comments