Men accused of writing hot checks for Hummers

Posted: Friday, September 05, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Two men accused of writing more than $250,000 in bad checks to pay for two Hummers and a PT Cruiser were arrested in Anchorage.

Anchorage police said Roger R. Boardman, 62, and Robert J. Hunt, 41, were charged last week with first-degree theft, scheme to defraud and three counts of felony issuing a bad check.

Anchorage Chrysler Dodge General Manager Matt Thorpe said the men told a sales representative there that they had just started a new company that would be shipping freight from the Aleutian Islands to Russia.

When the checks they had written for the vehicles did not clear, Thorpe told them to bring them back. They did, but the PT Cruiser was heavily damaged on one side, and the dealership called the police.

As it turns out, Hunt was under house arrest for a 2002 theft conviction, according to a jail records clerk. He also had a history of impersonating military and federal law enforcement officers in California, Kansas and Texas, court records show.

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