Advantage Towing Owner Arrested for Stealing Scooters
Published April 5th, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A towing company that angered so many with their policies that it forced a change in Gainesville city ordinances, is now battling bigger problems.
48-year-old Stan Forron, owner of Advantage Towing, was arrested on Friday after police say he illegally towed two scooters -- which were initially reported stolen -- from the Canopy apartment complex.
Forron, along with another Advantage employee and the property manager of Canopy apartments, is accused of staging the two scooters as if they were parked illegally. Police say Forron then towed the scooters, all while telling police that the scooters were abandoned.
Forron is a former owner of Ultimate Towing, to which the city issued a six month towing ban several years ago after he was cited for violating the city's roam towing ordinances.
Both Forron and his employee, Rennie Thomas, are now charged with grand theft and tampering with evidence.
The Canopy apartment manager -- 67-year-old Bonnalyn Beth Lachut -- was also charged grand theft.
According to staff in the Canopy office, Lachut is no longer employed there, although they would not say when or why she left the complex.
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