Man passing bad checks at Columbus car dealers caught

COLUMBUS, OH – This afternoon, April 26, 2021, 27-year-old Saianand Nanduri, wanted for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, was arrested in Heath by the Heath Ohio Police Department.

Nanduri is believed to have targeted 6 Central Ohio car dealerships in the past 8 months with bad checks.Today Nanduri was arrested for committing that same crime.

“Saianand Nanduri buys cars that sell for $50,000 to $80,000 and writes the dealership a check. The dealership finds out, days later, there are no funds. Nanduri either crashes the vehicle or dumps it,” said Det. Beard.

The investigation is ongoing. More charges could follow. Anyone with info is asked to contact CPD at 614-645-2091 or bbeard@columbuspolice.org.

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