(WICHITA, Kan.)—FactFinder 12 exposed how wide-spread the problem was. Now our investigation has led to an arrest.
“They said we finally got them,” says Michael McDonald who first contacted FactFinder 12 this summer.
Police have arrested Robert Janzen, who faces seven counts of theft by deception.
FactFinder 12 told you about Janzen in July. We talked to more than a half dozen people who told us they all sold vehicles to Janzen.
They were told they would be paid later, but never saw the money. In several cases the vehicles were stripped of valuable parts.
Victims say Janzen was convincing and even gave them a copy of his driver’s license.
In McDonald’s case it was a pickup that he now has back.
“He was just getting away with this stuff and it kept going and he wasn't getting caught. He's just worthless,” says McDonald.
The cases were reported to police, but in different areas and jurisdictions. After our story aired the cases were tied together. More than a year after it all began, Janzen was arrested and victims got what they wanted.
“I hope he has a real miserable time in his new home,” says McDonald.
Janzen is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on 23rd.