Man accused of writing $246K worthless check for Winnebago RV arrested

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    The Nelly Furtado song title “All good things come to an end” foretold the demise of Robert Schneider, the wannabe RVer that wrote a bogus $246,000 check to buy a Winnebago motorhome from Lazy Days RV in Seffner, Florida.

    Schneider was found – along with the stolen RV – in Broward County after news of the RV theft was broadcast on TV. Detectives got a tip that led them to the vehicle that was stopped Friday at an RV park in the city of Oakland Park, reported WTSP.com.

    Robert Schneider, 59, was arrested nearby.

    Managers of the Seffner business that sold the RV said they will pick it up from an impound lot in Broward County.

    Schneider will be extradited back to Hillsborough County, where deputies say he will be held on a $150,000 bond for first-degree grand theft.

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    Billy Bob Thorton
    1 year ago

    Bet the salesman wasn’t to happy!

    Gary
    1 year ago

    There probably not a salesman left to be worried about it. And as one person said previously, the F and I guy probably got fired at the same time as the salesman. The F and I guy probably was still patting himself on the back for “selling” the guy every add on they had until the check bounced. The buyer didn’t care how much they added on since it was a hot check anyway. Heres a good case where greed won out over common sense and let him get away. He sure found the holes in their system at Lazy Days.

    Stephen A Scholes
    1 year ago

    Lazydays is to large. It took me six days to purchase a $40,000 travel trailer. They push you through from salesperson to delivery. I sat and waited on people for hours. Make sure you get everything fixed or repaired before releasing any money.

    WNDOPDLR
    1 year ago

    He can always write a check to post bond:-)

    Gary
    1 year ago
    Reply to  WNDOPDLR

    Right on!

    david roche
    1 year ago

    He should have at least got a decent RV, why go to Jail over a Winnebago, they should go to Jail instead for lousy customer service.

    Jeff
    1 year ago

    I wonder if the Sales Manager is still working at Lazy Daze? Heads should be rolling for NOT verifying that this Check was good, before handing over the keys!

    And then this guy only gets a 150,000 Bond! Ridiculous!

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    1 year ago
    Reply to  Jeff

    I’m thinking that guy (the “buyer”) must be one smooooooth talker! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

    Gary
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Jeff

    The title had probably already been put in the customers name, so all he’s facing is check fraud. I guess he could put the motorhome up for collateral since the title had already been put in his name. Knowing how the dealership works they either hit the fastrac lane Monday morning or if they special status with the state, they may print their own titles if they have their own entitlement. So the title may have already been the customer’s name on Saturday or Sunday before the check hit the bank on Monday.