A Howard County man was arrested today and charged with the theft of 130 motor vehicles and three boats while he operated an automobile leasing company.
State police picked up Peter M. Stiltz, 49, at his Columbia home after indictments were unsealed in Baltimore County charging him with the thefts and 25 counts of violating the state motor vehicle subleasing law.
Assistant Attorney General Karen J. Kruger said the state recommended a $100,000 bail on the suspect.
The state police investigation began after the receipt of information from the Motor Vehicle Administration.
Kruger said the charges date to July 1, 1990 when Stiltz owned Automotive Brokers and A & A Auto Rental and Leasing, both then in the 5600 block of Baltimore National Pike. He also owned Columbia Leasing Advantage on Guilford Road, but the charges filed today were not linked to that location.