Man accused of taking $150,000 Maserati from a South Florida dealership

Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 12:32:22-05

A man suspected of stealing a Maserati Grand Turismo is in custody, but the $150,000 car he’s accused of taking is nowhere to be found, according to Boca Raton police.

Michael McGilvary II went for a test drive with a salesman from Ferrari/Maserati of Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, according to an affidavit.

They drove to the Boca Raton Resort and Club where he said his girlfriend was staying, the police report stated.

Once there he kept the car running and told the valet supervisor he would return in five minutes.

After McGilvary walked inside, he told the salesman that he wanted to show him is father’s boat and the pair walked to the dock.

No boat was moored at the dock and McGilvary said he would be right back after getting his girlfriend.

Thirty minutes later the salesman went to the front of the resort and discovered the Maserati was gone.

When police spoke to the valet supervisor they said he saw McGilvary get into the Maserati and drive away alone.

He also said McGilvary used to date a woman who had a membership at the hotel.

The supervisor also claimed that a few days before the theft, McGilvary tried to rent a room at the resort, but his credit card was declined.

When McGilvary originally went for the test drive, the dealership made a copy of his driver’s license and the valet supervisor positively identified him from the photograph.

Police also said they obtained surveillance video of McGilvary meeting with Maserati salesman at the dealership.

An investigator said McGilvary later agreed to meet with police and denied any involvement. When shown video taken at the dealership, he claimed he was not the person on the tape.

Police have charged him with grand theft.

So far, the 2016 black Maserati has not been recovered.