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D & D All American Auto donates van to cancer mom after she was ripped off on Craig'slist

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Debra Giller bought a 2003 Dodge caravan, only to learn a few days later she had been sold a stolen vehicle.

And now this mother is left without a car to take her three grandchildren to and from school, but also without a car to take herself to and from medical appointments. She is battling stage 4 bone cancer.


She spotted the van on Craigslist. It was listed for $2,500 with 103,000 miles on it. She went with her son to meet the seller, who said her name was Madison, at a gas station to check out the van.

Her son, Adam, took it for a test spin. He was impressed, and thought it was a perfect vehicle for her. He even got the seller to drop the price to $2,400, and the sale was complete.

Madison even wrote a receipt giving a 30-day money back guarantee if anything goes wrong.  

But Giller was not expecting this to go wrong. When she went to put insurance on the van, she made the unfortunate discovery.

"It's horrible. It's totally horrible. To take your money, I mean, I'm sick. My money goes for doctors," she told Fox 2's Ron Savage.

The insurance company confirmed with police that the van was stolen. The Livonia Police took her title and towed the van.

Now, she's out $2,400 and has nothing to drive.

UPDATE: On Friday D & D All American Auto saw the story on Fox 2 News.  They have decided to give her a van similar to the one she was trying to buy in the first place.  They're giving it to to her at no charge.


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