Alabama Classic Car Restorer Faces Theft Charges

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- The owner of a Dothan automotive business faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing at least five classic muscle cars.
The Dothan Eagle reports that 61-year-old Steve Morgan Jernigan has been charged with four felony counts of first-degree theft of property. Jernigan is the owner of a business called American Muscle Car.
Jernigan, who was arrested Monday, is accused of stealing a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle; 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe; 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle; 1970 Ford Mustang and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.
Jernigan allegedly entered into agreements to restore vehicles before selling them for people. Court records show that he sold the vehicles but had nothing to show for the sale when approached by the vehicle's owner.
Jernigan faces two to 20 years in prison if convicted.


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