Jeremy Chandler
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Cobb man posed as mechanic as part of Craigslist scam, police say

A mechanic accused of scamming people out of hundreds of dollars is back on the streets, authorities said. 

Jeremy Chandler, born in 1992, bailed himself out of jail after being arrested Wednesday for shoplifting. But a couple said he ran off with money they gave him for a car repair. 

A woman from Cobb told Channel 2 Action News she and her husband found Chandler on Craigslist, and they hired him to fix their car. 

Chandler told the couple he needed to purchase a specific part in order to finish the repair, according to a Cobb police arrest warrant. The victims gave him $200 to cover the part and his service fee. After that, they said he left and never came back. 

He faces three counts of theft by deception of less than $1,500, one count of misdemeanor theft and one county of misdemeanor shoplifting, according to Cobb County Jail records. He bonded out for $8,030.

Police said they know of at least one other couple who has been scammed by Chandler. They urge anyone with any information to call 770-499-3900.

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