Company driver arrested for trying to steal tractor and trailer

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | 3/2/2015

A company driver from Atlanta is behind bars in Oklahoma after police say he tried to sell his company’s tractor and trailer.

The suspect, 47-year-old Raymond Moore, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 27, at a Flying J in Tulsa, according to a spokesman with the Tulsa Police Department.

Moore was a driver for Andis Trucking Services out of Chicago, and was supposed to have brought a shipment from Los Angeles to Chicago more than two weeks before his arrest, but Moore and the shipment never arrived.

“This individual, for whatever reason, was driving and decided to sell the merchandise, with that being the truck,” Tulsa police spokesman Officer Leland Ashley told “Land Line Now.”

Ashley said Moore reportedly made several offers to people about selling the truck – a 2007 International tractor and Great Dane trailer – for $15,000. Some of those who were approached in the parking lot in turn notified Tulsa police of suspicious activity. When officers arrived at the truck stop and ran the tag on the truck, Moore said the tag came back as reported stolen by the company.

Ashley said Moore was apparently able to sell the new tires off the truck somewhere between Los Angeles and Tulsa, but it was unclear how much he may have received from that transaction.

“He sold (the tires) at a location in another city, and then they put some older tires on the truck,” Moore said. “I’m assuming he went in there under the pretense that the vehicle belonged to him and he wanted to sell the tires.”

“Land Line Now” News Anchor Reed Black contributed to this report.

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