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Dealership GM Reportedly Causes $1.8m Loss

December 5, 2017 0 Comments

A former Honda dealership GM is going to prison after committing fraud.

According to a BizJournals report, William Cafarella, 43, former general manager at West County Honda, in Ellisville, Missouri, is headed to prison. Cafarella pleaded guilty to wire fraud in August of this year and will spend 18 months behind bars.

Between September 2011 and June 2013,┬áCafarella reportedly falsified 308 vehicle sales to increase his bonus payments as GM.┬áCafarella has agreed to pay back $201,335 to the dealership.┬áCafarella also reportedly posed as the dealership’s owner and “demanded kickbacks” from undisclosed vendors. In total, it is estimated the former GM caused at least $1.8 million in losses for his former employer.

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