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Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft in Buford
Authorities seek woman who took car for test drive and never came back
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is seeking this woman, who they say took a car for a test drive from Kar Kingdom in Buford and never came back. - photo by Courtesy of the Hall County Sheriff's Office

Authorities identified a woman they believe took a gold minivan for a test drive last week and never came back to a South Hall dealership.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they believe Amanda Yvonne Moore, who also possibly used the last name Nantz, took a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica after giving a fraudulent ID at Kar Kingdom on Atlanta Highway in Buford.

Sheriff’s office investigators worked with other metro Atlanta agencies that were investigating similar crimes, Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said.

Warrants were taken out Wednesday for felony theft by taking, identity theft and first-degree forgery. Moore may have connections to the Paulding County area.

Salesman Tony Ruiz said last week the woman was dropped off and gave a driver’s license, saying she wanted to take the minivan for a demo ride.

“She took the vehicle and never came back,” Ruiz said.

For protective measures, salesmen took a picture of the license and can use GPS tracking on some of the high-end vehicles. This car did not have GPS tracking.

Washington said it was busy in the evening and the dealership was getting ready to close when she entered the dealership.

“After looking at the license a second time, it didn’t really look like her,” Washington said. “She planned this out.”

Anyone with information on Moore’s whereabouts is asked to contact the investigator at 770-533-7687 or Hall County dispatch at 770-536-8812.