Posted: Sep 11, 2012 6:13 PM by Kirsten Bennett
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 6:08 AM
The owner of Springs Transmission and two employees are now accused of false reporting and conspiracy after allegedly crashing a customer's vehicle.
According to Fountain police, the crash happened July 26. Donald McKnight told police he took a customer's Chevrolet Suburban home. He reported to police that two men with guns approached him and stole the vehicle.
Fountain police say 45 minutes after that vehicle was reportedly stolen, the car hit a guardrail and was seriously damaged. Witnesses reported seeing two people leave the scene.
Police following that investigation learned the vehicle was not stolen and McKnight and another Springs Transmission employee, Jason White, admitted to driving the Suburban when it crashed. Police say White's girlfriend, Cassie Bernard, is also accused of lying to police after driving the pair away from the scene.
Police say Springs Transmission owner, Greg Ehnes, worked with McKnight and White to file the false robbery and motor vehicle theft report. Ehnes is also accused of regularly allowing his employee's to take customer's vehicles home.
Fountain Police charged McKnight and Ehnes with False Reporting to Authorities and Conspiracy today. Bernard was only charged with False Reporting to Authorities. Jason White has yet to be located and will eventually be charged with False Reporting to Authorities and Conspiracy.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Fountain Police Department at 719-382-8555.