Swanley man Michael Infanti jailed for dealing in stolen car parts
PUBLISHED: 16:32 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:53 07 March 2013
Swanley man Michael Infanti is one of two who has been jailed for almost three years after being caught with £190,000 of stolen car parts which were to be used to repair insurance write-offs.
The 34-year-old, of Russett Way, was sentenced to 32 months. His accomplice Seaman Anderson, also 34, Thirlmere Road, Bexleyheath, was sentenced to 34 months in jail at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday (March 1).
After a police raid of three industrial units - two in Northfleet and one in Meopham - both men admitted their scam.
They were arrested in September last year and charged with conspiracy to motor vehicles and money laundering.
Most of the cars were stolen from Kent and south-east London.
Det Con Robin Hemsley of Kent police said: “Whilst it’s acknowledged they were not involved in the theft of these vehicles, their dishonest actions provide an outlet for thieves to steal vehicles from around the county, including many from north Kent, knowing they had somewhere to sell them on to.
“The victims of these crimes have been heavily affected, left without their vehicle and put off buying similar cars for fear of having them stolen.”