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2 arrested in missing cars case appear in court



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TOOELE, Utah (AP) -- Two people arrested in connection with the disappearance of more than 80 cars from a western Nebraska car dealership have made their first appearance in a Utah court.

Rachel Fait, 37, and Allen Patch, 52, part owner of Legacy Auto Sales, appeared in 3rd District Court on Tuesday but didn't speak at the hearing. They are expected to be extradited to Nebraska.

Patch and Fait were arrested separately in Utah after 86 cars worth more than $2.5 million were reported missing from the dealership in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Arrest warrants for Patch and Fait, along with another top Legacy executive, Rick Covello, 53, were issued last week. All three were arrested on suspicion of theft.

The missing cars and trucks have all been located, most of them at several dealerships in Utah.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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