Well, they didn't want to be perceived as greedy. lol. I'm thinking there's a major piece of information we don't have. It was mentioned that their friends threatened the repossession people. You start to wonder if this was one of those cases of letting someone else take over payments and not with the permission of the bank. None of it makes sense but then theft generally doesn't. Also, no one says how long after it was taken before it was noticed, but seems like a few days as it didn't hit the newspaper until days after the theft.