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Fraud Arrest in Wilkes Car Purchase PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 11 August 2011 06:05

You know it has happened more than law enforcement and bank officials have discovered—someone makes a major purchase on line with someone else’s identity.  And as long as payments are current, officials may never know.  But it was a random arrest in Massachusetts that lead to the discovery of the fraudulent purchase of a 2011 Camaro from Empire Chevrolet in Wilkesboro.  Ally Bank called Wilkesboro Police as the scheme fell apart with the arrest of Darren Dickenson in Warwick Mass., found to be using the identity of Richard Scerbo—even driving a car registered to him.  Police contacted bank officials about the car, and fount Dickenson had bought it in Scerbo’s name—both men 36 years of age, and Dickenson’s employment is listed as Home Loan Investment Bank, which may have given him access to personal information.  The matter has been turned over to detectives to sort out the nearly $36,000 fraud, and dealership officials are awaiting the vehicle’s return to determine any other loss.

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