Con man persuaded women to buy him luxury cars, claimed he was U.S. marshal: police

Authorities have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man accused of conning women he met online across the U.S. into buying him luxury vehicles and posing as a U.S. marshal.

Timothy Rossell was arrested last Thursday after he was confronted by one of the women – to whom he was engaged – and fled in his Lamborghini. The car got a flat tire in Effingham, Ill., and he was caught trying to buy a bus ticket, according to Det. Sgt. John Biser of the Union Police Department in Missouri.

The 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo was one of the luxury vehicles that one of his alleged victims in Ft. Myers, Fla., purchased for him.

Biser, who is co-ordinating the investigation across several jurisdictions, told CBS-affiliate KMOV that the 27-year-old woman in Florida also purchased a Corvette Z06 for Rossell. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that she also loaned him US $27,000 and believed he was Deputy U.S. Marshal Austyn Labella.

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