Convicted felon known as "Dink" back in towing business in Alorton

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by Lauren Trager / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 11:40 PM

 (KMOV) -- A man who is no stranger to News 4 cameras or the law is once again accused of ripping people off.

“He’s no good, no good whatsoever,” said Ashley Fields.

Fields can’t believe the business she works for is the latest to deal with “Dink.” that’s the nickname for Harry Halter, owner of Town and Country Towing in Alorton.

Dink’s out on bond, waiting for a sentence after admitting to wire fraud and tax evasion charges in September.

But in the meantime, he’s still at work, towing cars for the Alorton Police Department and then charging huge release fees.

“It’s a scheme, a big scheme,” Fields said.  But Fields says now, Dink isn’t the only one to blame.

“For one, why is he still in business and why is he towing for a police department when he is a convicted felon?” Fields said.

News 4’s Lauren Trager went straight to the Alorton Police Chief. She was told he was in; she waited for an hour and then was told he had “skipped out.”

There was similar dodging at Dink’s place. A man who answered the phone hung up when a News 4 crew asked for his name.

The gates were locked. Fields says she just wants Dink to finally be done.

“He rips people off. That’s what he knows to do,” she said.

The US Attorney told News 4 they couldn’t comment on the case because it’s not over yet.

Dink is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

News 4 and KMOV.com will continue to follow the developments of this case. 

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