Fraudster jailed for hiring and then eBaying diggers
PUBLISHED April 11, 2012
Arcaini, 39, hired vehicles then advertised them as his own on the online auction site.
He was part of an organised criminal gang who conspired to steal vehicles from across Greater Manchester.
But he was caught when a boss at one hire company grew suspicious and called police.
Manchester Crown Court heard how Arcaini, from Moor Lane, Northenden, stole 14 diggers and trucks from across the region, worth a total of £217,000.
Some were stolen outright and sold, while others were hired, never returned, then put up for sale on eBay. Nearly £100,000 of stolen equipment was never recovered - but Arcaini will not have to pay compensation because he has large personal debts.