A thief named Wally steals expensive automobiles, then has one of his two female accomplices (Ann and Norma) forge registration certificates and sell the cars upstate in well-to-do suburbs before their status as stolen cars is widely known. Dan Mathews finds out about the scheme when Officer Dorsey beings in a car theft suspect named Joe Ramo. When Ramo actually turns out to be a victim, Dan and Officer Dorsey check out "cars for sale" ads in higher-income areas upstate areas. Posing as "Mr. Daniels", Dan answers an ad placed by Ann and is offered a near-new luxury sedan for $3,900. When her background story proves false, Dan and Officer Dorsey enlist the aid of the Lakewood National Bank to set a trap for the three thieves. Written by
$3,900 in 1956 had the same purchasing power as $30,800 in 2009. See more »
[inquiring about Dan Mathews, who's posing as "Mr. Daniels"]
What does he look like?
Oh, he's heavy, strong-looking, square face, dark suit, gray hat, between 40 and 50. His name is Daniels - he's in copper from California.
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