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Cabin Creek car theft ring broken up by state troopers


Four people are under arrest in connection with a scheme to steal cars from Paul White Chevrolet in Cabin Creek.

State troopers told 13 News it all started with a Paul White employee who intentionally left a gate open on New Year's eve. That employee is identified as Keith Brogan, 35, of Chelyan.

A 2011 Chevy Camaro was taken, along with all the keys for the used cars and trucks.

Four hours later, according to investigators, thieves returned and stole a Cadillac CTS. Still later, because the thefts had apparently not been reported, thieves went through the open gate again on New Year's morning, and took a 2010 Chevy Tahoe.

But by that time, the plot had already started to unravel.

The Camaro was stopped for speeding overnight.

The driver, Nicholas Hanshaw, 26, of Charleston, was cited for driving on a suspended license -- and the Camaro was towed.

The thefts were reported about 9:30 a.m., and troopers started tracking the cars with OnStar and calls to tow services. That's when they found the Camaro, and started putting things together.

The other two suspects are identified as Troy White, 22, of Marmet, and Amanda Cantley, 27, of Chelyan.