A mother of seven from Chicago’s South Side saved up thousands of dollars to purchase a used car online thinking she got a good deal, but months later police showed up at her front door saying the car was reported stolen.
Now, Latoya Maxwell is putting on a brave face for her kids, but said deep down she is struggling.
“It’s rough, like we’re going through a hard time right now,” she said. “I don’t like crying in front of my kids.”
The mother of seven is now out $3,500 and a car after she said she was scammed online.
“Well, it’s a lot of heartache behind it because it ain’t like I’m getting this money off scheming,” said Maxwell. “I work for my money. I work hard for my money.”
Maxwell told NBC 5 she saved up money to purchase a used car for her family. She spent months researching and thought she was getting a good deal after seeing a listing through an online marketplace for a 2009 Blue…