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2 suspected of scam to steal tires

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Two Fresno men accused of trying to scam tires out of three shops were arrested after the manager of a Madera shop became suspicious and called authorities.

William Moreno, 44, and 39-year-old Eric Schubert were arrested Wednesday when they tried to retrieve $4,000 worth of tires from a shop on Avenue 18 1/2, said Erica Stuart, spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff’s Department.

The manager of the tire shop suspected foul play when one of the suspects, claiming to be a foreman of a company that does business with Schoettler Tire, phoned in an order for four Super Single diesel tires, valued at $4,324.02.

When deputies arrived, the two were still at the tire shop and neither had identification. Schubert did have Fresno County inmate release paperwork, Stuart said...


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