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Woman says no one told her that her stolen van was found

Van racked up more than $1,000 for tow, storage
Posted at 5:35 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 01:33:53-04

CINCINNATI -- Torrie Posey thought she'd never see her van again.

The van had been stolen, towed by police and racked up hundreds in storage fees, without her knowing it'd been found. Without her van, Posey said she has been walking everywhere.

"It is what it is, at this point," she said.

Posey had to cut hours at work because she can't drive her children to childcare. She had to stay up late to get her errands done.

"I kind of just isolated myself from everybody, because you're stuck in one spot," she said.

It all started last month, when Posey's van was stolen. Green Township police found her van half a mile away the day Posey reported it missing, but she said no one ever told her.

Since then, the van was racking up fees for towing and storage totaling more than $1,000. Posey said she was ready to chalk the van up as a loss.

"It just took my breath away," Posey said.

However, 9 On Your Side reached out to police and Schaffer's Towing. They worked together, and the towing company decided to forgive all of the storage fees. Posey was able to get her van back for just $150.

Green Township police said they contacted Cincinnati police when they found out the van had been stolen in Cincinnati. CPD officials said they're still looking into whether someone contacted Posey to tell her that her van had been found.