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Stolen Cars From Denmark Sold In Iceland

Published January 7, 2016

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At least seven stolen cars linked to a man in Denmark have been sold in Iceland.

The Danish television show Kontant recently gave a detailed report about fraudster and used car dealer Karsten Meyerdahl, RÚV reports, and amongst their contacts for the story was The Icelandic Automobile Association (FÍB). The show directors sought to find out what became of a Mercedes Sprinter and Porsche Boxter, both stolen, and both sent to Iceland.

FÍB managing director Runólfur Ólafsson told reporters that upon further examination, at least seven cars from Karsten have ended up in Iceland. He emphasised, though, that the purchasers of these stolen cars did not know that they were ill gotten gains, and the Icelandic companies that bought them have since gotten in touch with Interpol.

“According to the documents we have, the people who bought these cars had no reason other than to believe they had been bought under normal circumstances,” he told reporters. “There are a number of things done to prevent this from happening, but if this is seven cars then it’s seven cars too many.”


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