GRAFTON, Mass. ‒ An employee of a Grafton trucking company was found guilty Thursday of one count of removing a vehicle identification number and one count of motor vehicle fraud.
Steven W. Johnson, who worked at Troiano Trucking, was given five years' probation and ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution within 60 months, according to Westborough District Court records. Johnson is a resident of Spencer.
Police went to Troiano Trucking on Creeper Hill Road in November 2011 when a GPS tracker traced a stolen Peterbilt semi-truck to the business's lot, according to court records,.
Officer Michael Swift wrote in his report that he found the truck stripped down to its chassis, wheels, motor and gear shifter.
The truck's red cab was located behind a large boat in another part of the yard, Swift wrote. A man later identified as Johnson was allegedly removing the vehicle identification number, according to the police report.