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Area man on car theft spree?

November 16, 2010

A McHenry dealer filed theft charges Feb. 26 against man who took spot delivery of a new vehicle but never returned to complete the paperwork. The dealer warned other dealers that the man appears to be on a spree that could victimize them too.

The CATA first reported the matter in a Feb. 27 broadcast fax to member dealers.

Adam Sochacz, 53, of suburban Summit reportedly has stolen three motorcycles in the same fashion since his Feb. 14 theft of an SUV worth more than $40,000.

The McHenry dealer said Sochacz’s credit score exceeded 670, but it has decreased since Sochacz initiated multiple credit reports at dealerships from McHenry to Orland Hills. Sochacz said he would revisit the McHenry dealer with proof of his income, but he never returned.

Sochacz reportedly speaks with a Polish accent. The dealer said he feared the stolen vehicles are being shipped out of the country.