CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior.
“The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!”
She and her husband, Jim, bought the luxury sport-utility vehicle used from Jones 5 Auto Sales in November 2015, but within a week of bringing it home they realized they had a big problem: The Corvallis car dealership had shut down amid a criminal investigation, owner Shannon Jones had dropped out of sight, and dozens of people were coming forward claiming they had been ripped off.
The couple soon learned that the victims included two men who claimed to be the rightful owners of their Cadillac SRX – and that’s when they really started to worry.
“We have the car, but we don’t have the title,” Jim Ellenson remembers thinking. “All of a sudden it’s like, what