Man Helps Teenager After Story on WXXV

We have an inspiring update on a story we first brought you yesterday. A teenager who was scammed out of the car he bought through a Craigslist ad looks to be getting a happy ending, thanks to a Progressive Insurance agent who saw our story. He has offered to return the car for free.
Seventeen year old Ethan Hebert was heartbroken after discovering his 2008 Chevy Impala he saved $3,000 to purchase turned out to be stolen.
His parents discovered the scam when they took their son to get new tags and the title. The teenager was left without a car and the family was out $3,000 until a representative from Progressive Insurance saw the story we aired yesterday and has offered to return the car to the family, free of charge.
Meanwhile, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department still needs your help to find the man suspected in the scam.
“Test drove the car, looked at things he said were potentially wrong and didn’t seem too expensive to fix. And decided that we were going to go ahead and purchase the vehicle. No red flags. We did the things that you’re supposed to do and still it was wrong,” said Jason Hebert, Ethan’s father.
If you have any information on this case, please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and ask for Sergeant Jeff Smith at 228-769-3063.

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