Long story short best friend of 25 years was given car to do mechanical repairs and some other audio upgrades in his garage and a workshop where he does work with his family friends. While my brother was overseas the friend stole fuel from multiple stations, got the car impounded 6 am in the middle of Flinders Street, used the toll services all over Melbourne, got a speeding fine, and who knows what else is going to be coming in the mail.
It's my brother's car and he has A1 comprehensive car insurance with RACV. The friend is now a full time junkie as I've been told and his brother told me the car was leaking full oil on his driveway. The car was most likely used for drug runs, fraudulent activities and who knows what else that was done to it. The car was eventually reported stolen and the detective working the case thinks the car isn't stolen because it's apparently at the workshop.
This situation has left our whole family devastated as the car was looked after almost brand new, has $10,000 worth of upgrades, so lots of time/love/effort went into modding up the car for some idiot to ruin all that in a couple month period. Car is a FG XR6 Turbo with a sunroof, full cream leather interior, full engine mods and tune. All its life the car has had BP Ultimate 98 put in and the friend stole fuel putting in the incorrect fuel that it wasn't tuned for which is Caltex and Shell.
How can a car get taken out of impound without the proof of ownership details? Just need some advice as my brother does not have a car to get around in for the past 3 weeks. What are everyone's thoughts?