UPDATE: Grand jury indicts in 9 chop shop probe in Prentiss County

BOONEVILLE — A Prentiss County grand jury has indicted nine people on charges related an investigation into a chop shop.

Sheriff Randy Tolar tells The Daily Corinthian that the investigation found several incidents of insurance fraud in which the vehicle owners were allegedly a part of a scheme to report their vehicles stolen and then collect the insurance.

Tolar says at least one whole vehicle was recovered and a multitude of auto parts were recovered that was related to the alleged insurance fraud. He says several other recovered vehicles had mutilated identification numbers.

Tolar says the nine face a variety of charges including insurance fraud, conspiracy and operating a chop shop. He says all nine posted bond this past week.

No trial dates have been set.

The Associated Press