Score a Batmobile, DeLorean or Ecto-1 From This $48M Fraud Auction

The seized replica movie cars are being offered by the U.S. Marshals

Batmobile movie replica and DeLorean Back to the Future replica
Who do you most identify with: Batman, Marty McFly or Peter Venkman?
Skipco Auto Auction
By Alex Lauer / July 17, 2020 6:00 am

Back in October 2019, a man named Ryan Sheridan pled guilty to a whopping 60 criminal charges related to a healthcare fraud scheme “that illegally billed Medicaid $48-Million for drug and alcohol recovery services that were never provided or not medically necessary,” as WFMJ in Ohio reported at the time.

It was a truly despicable conspiracy that landed Sheridan seven and a half years in prison and restitution to the tune of $24 million. The one bright side out of all of this, if you can call it that? Part of paying those funds meant Sheridan forfeited not one, not two, but three of his iconic replica movie vehicles, and they will all go up for auction on August 1 courtesy of Skipco Auto Auction and the U.S. Marshals. 

The cars include a Batmobile, styled after the Batman and Batman Returns car from the Michael Keaton days; an Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters franchise; and a stainless-steel DMC DeLorean from Back to the Future

No minimum price has been set, so it’s possible you could soon be riding around in your dream car for pennies on the dollar, especially because, as Carscoops noted, “the auction will be livestreamed and bids can be placed online.”

The back end of a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 movie replica vehicle
Who you gonna call? The U.S. Marshals who seized these cars.
Skipco Auto Auction

The exact details are sparse and the photos are low-resolution, but there are plenty of them, and any interested buyers should inquire before the auction date. But what we do know is the Batmobile is a gussied up 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, the Ecto-1 is a 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood and the DeLorean is a 1981 model.

“These three flashy cars are an example of the ill-gotten gains obtained with the tens of millions of dollars that Ryan Sheridan stole from Medicare, and therefore American taxpayers,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of the Northern District of Ohio said in a statement, according to Carscoops.

Thankfully, some lucky American taxpayers will be able to obtain these for a far smaller price.

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