Ocala, FL – April 17, 2013 – When a Florida Buy Here Pay Here dealer hired 42 year old Christian “Nick” Inzillo to repossess several cars for them, they were a little dismayed in his results. After he only recovered one, a tip led them to the truth of why.
On Monday, a part-owner for Kingdom Motors told Deputy Roman Gabriel that Christian “Nick” Inzillo was contracted to repossess vehicles and was given documents to track them down. The man Inzillo had repossessed only one vehicle and repeatedly had told him he was unable to find the other vehicles. The man said he later got a tip that Inzillo was collecting money in exchange for not repossessing vehicles.
The deputy talked with one man who said he paid Inzillo $260, in two installments, so his vehicle would not be repossessed. A woman said Inzillo received a little more than $1,000 for not repossessing her vehicle. A third person alleged Inzillo was given $350 for not repossessing a vehicle.
In each case, the people told the deputy, Inzillo issued them a receipt and they believed he was acting on behalf of Kingdom Motors. Inzillo also told them he would be back for more money, according to reports.
Inzillo, 42, was found by the deputy and a detective and was interviewed about the allegations. He was then arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.
In 2012 while Inzillo was incarcerated on drug charges, he told corrections officials he was assaulted by two inmates in an altercation over bartering food trays. His jaw was broken and he underwent surgery. Jail officials charged one inmate with battery. Inzillo was charged with bartering.