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Hello, I am happy to answer your question.
I am sorry for your situation, I know it is frustrating. If the DA's office won't press charges, maybe the attorney general will assist. You can give that a shot too.
If not, your only alternative is to sue this person in court. Obviously you want to get your money back for the car, so sue him. This guy should not be allowed to get away with this. You can also try to add in any damages that you feel you have suffered as a result, for example rental cars or taxis, repair bills, etc.
I hope this was helpful and good luck.