KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 13, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
A mother and son are arrested after an investigation found them operating a luxury vehicle theft ring out of a Katy neighborhood. Authorities want to know if you’ve purchased a vehicle from one of their six local companies.
Photo courtesy: FBCSO
An organized high-end luxury vehicle theft ring has been stopped in Katy. The suspects are a Katy mother and her grown son.
Deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit responded to a call on August 4 about a possible stolen vehicle at a residence in Grayson Woods, a Katy subdivision off of Katy Flewellen Road.
A Multi-Million-Dollar Theft Ring
An investigation discovered that the Katy mother and her 32-year-old son were operating a luxury vehicle theft ring that Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan describes as being very organized.
“I applaud the excellent investigative work of our Detectives,” says Sheriff Fagan. “They have made a major dent in a multi-million-dollar vehicle theft ring that targeted our Fort Bend County citizens.”
Nga Thi Nguyen, 47, was arrested and charged with Felony Theft of Property. She worked with her son, Alex Van Le, who was charged Felony Theft of Property.
Suspects Nga Thi Nguyen and her son, Alex Van Le. Photos courtesy: FBCSO
During the investigation, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit found additional stolen vehicles at their residence at 1814 Brea Ridge Trail in Grayson Woods.
In total, six vehicles were recovered from the property. The luxury vehicles include: 2016 Mercedes, 2021 Mercedes, 2018 Audi, 2021 BMW, and a 2021 Lexus.
The total value of the six stolen vehicles is around $528,000.
Investigators also identified six company names that the subjects used to operate their business.
Auto Source of Houston
McKenna Motors LLC
Freeman Auto Sales
PR One Sales LLC
McKenna of Houston LLC.
The fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who has recently purchased a vehicle from the subjects or any of their businesses to call their auto theft unit at 281-341-3853.
This is an ongoing investigation.