Craigslist Scam Used Name of Michigan Soldier Whose Remains Found in Iraq

The Michigan attorney general's office and Better Business Bureau are investigating an online scam using the name of a soldier whose remains were found last week in Iraq after a 14-month search.

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report Saturday a listing on Craigslist offered to sell a car owned by 19-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Byron J. Fouty of Waterford, Mich.

Someone who claimed to be Fouty's father, Mick, offered to sell a 2006 BMW M6 for $2,800.

Fouty's stepfather, Gordon Dibler, learned about it this week. He says Fouty never owned a car.

Bureau spokesman Tim Burns says officials are trying to track the source. The listing was posted and removed, and e-mail addresses and domain names were changed in an effort to avoid being traced.