Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Thursday, 05 July 2007 21:17
Wilkesboro Police believe they know what happened to a
vehicle reported missing last month from a local dealer.
When a routine
inventory showed a discrepancy between the number of cars and the dealership
records, Empire Nissan notified the police.
Wilkesboro Police believe a sale was made- but
fraudulently. Using the name of a former home healthcare client, Teresa
Palmillas purchased a vehicle. She had her client sign the papers thinking they
were loan paperwork. The notary at the dealership, Christopher Carter, was
arrested for allegedly applying his seal without witnessing the signature.
Palmilla had been able to get a loan and insurance, all using her client’s
name. Palmilla has yet to be charged in the incident, and Empire Nissan is
working with her client to straighten things out.