A man in the 13800 block of Mecca Street called Detroit police on Nov. 25, 2019, to report his car stolen, according to authorities.
Officials with the Detroit Auto Theft Unit investigated the case and discovered a chop shop in the 8850 block of Schaefer Highway in Detroit, police said.
On March 2, 2022, officers said they found fraudulent paperwork that was being used to scrap stolen vehicles. Two men used that paperwork to cover up that they were stealing and crushing vehicles, according to officials.
Calvin Lamont Pickett Jr., 43, of Bloomfield Hills, and Fadi Abi-Fakhreddine, 58, of Ypsilanti, were taken into custody. They are each charged with conducting a criminal enterprise, 12 counts of intent to pass a false title and 12 counts of receiving and concealing a motor vehicle.