I have done this several times myself!
I used to do some repo work for a friend, and most dealers will cut a key off the VIN. There are a few exceptions, Toyota and VW being two. If you have a "chip" in the key, it makes it difficult, but I also have a device that will "Trick" the sensor.
"It's always wrong, everywhere, for anyone, to believe anything beyond insufficient evidence" -- William Kingdon Clifford
John (N9MXX) & Derek (KC9KEM)