The star of Discovery Channel’s hit reality show “Airplane Repo” is a phony, in the opinion of two former business acquaintances.
Ken Cage, co-owner of International Recovery & Remarketing Group (IRG), claimed in his Discovery channel bio that he had completed 1,200 high-end repossessions — including boats, airplanes, construction equipment and even racehorses.
But the company’s former owner says that’s not the whole story!
If Ken is saying he personally repossessed hundreds of airplanes and boats, Joe Dinardo points out that he believes Cage “doesn’t even have a pilot’s license or a captain’s license.”
Dinardo – a Fort Lauderdale-based private investigator and recovery agent who’s handled approximately 25,000 global repossessions – owned IRG for nearly 10 years before selling it to Cage in 2005.
Dinardo stated that, in his opinion: “All of those stories Ken brags about on his Discovery channel bio — debtors trying to run over him with Cadillacs, having guns pointed at him, nearly being beaten with a shovel – they’re incidents that either happened to other recovery agents he knows, or stories that he’s fabricated to make himself out to be a dangerous character.”
And the former repo man isn’t alone in his criticism.
Randy Craft, an Orlando-based private investigator and recovery agent who was contracted to do repossessions for IRG for nearly five years, depicts Cage as not well-respected within the industry.
Craft said that he had checked the ID numbers of some of the planes being “repossessed” on the show – and believes that they were really privately-owned aircraft that Cage borrowed or “rented” for filming!