Woman accused of stealing cars on test drives in Alabama

October 9, 2018

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — Police say an Alabama woman took a BMW and several other cars for test drives and never returned them to the dealerships.

Tarrant police Cpl. Jay Jenkins tells AL.com 34-year-old Cynthia Kay Lord was taken into custody on Sunday. She’s charged with two counts of first-degree theft of property, and could likely be charged with additional offenses in other cities.

Police say Lord took at least four cars from dealerships in the Birmingham area and that they believe the most recent spree wasn’t her first.

Jenkins says Lord gave a car lot in Tarrant a driver’s license that wasn’t hers when she asked to test drive the 2010 BMW on Oct. 3. An investigation began when the dealership called police.

It’s unclear if Lord has a lawyer who could comment.

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