Man who promises to use disability check to pay for car can't be found

By Ann Knef | Feb 2, 2006

CHARLESTON -- A West Virginia man who promised to use his Social Security disability payment to purchase a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro is being sued by the man who claims he was duped.

Bernard Mark Monnat of Charleston filed suit against David Collins in Kanawha Circuit Court Jan. 18, claiming he is owed $6,250.

According to the complaint, Collins prepared a bill of sale dated Nov. 6, 2005, indicating that the vehicle would "be paid in full when I get my back pay on my SSI," the suit states. "That could be any day now. It will be paid in full."

Monnat, who claims he cannot locate Collins, has not been paid even though he turned over the vehicle and its title.

He is seeking to recover $6,250 plus interest or to have the vehicle returned to him.

As a result of Collins' alleged fraudulent mispresentations, Monnat claims he has suffered embarrassment and anxiety. He is representing himself.

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