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Halifax auto mechanic charged with cheating employers, customers

Posted September 30, 2012

— A Littleton car mechanic is accused of stealing from both his employers and customers, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Daric Pete Pierce, 46, was charged Friday with 31 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Detective Joseph Sealey said that Pierce used his employers' company accounts to order auto parts and accessories for his personal use. He also took money from customers who never received the parts they ordered, Sealey said.

He urged anyone who has done business with Pierce to call Halifax County Sheriff's Office at 252-583-8201.


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  • PA Girl BA Oct 1, 2012

    Although it sounds like this guy from Halifax was a cheat & liar, Silverflash, I wouldn't say MOST mechanics are cheaters and liars. That is stereotyping a group of hardworking professionals. Do you realize mechanics work on their feet - sometimes up to 12 hours a day to fix their customers cars? Also, how about the mechanics who stay late almost every night because someone broke down on the road (next to the dealership) and he/she needs to get home to their family, work, meeting, etc...Sometimes these mechanics will work on the car for FREE to help people get to their destinations. I'm sorry you don't have a good mechanic - I can give you the name of one. I've been married to him for 17 years

  • silverflash Oct 1, 2012

    it's very difficulty to find a good mechanic. MOST are cheaters and liars in my opinion. That's my personal experience talking. I do all the work i can do on my own and pray when i have to take it somewhere to have someone else work on it.

  • Obamacare has risen Oct 1, 2012

    Hope he never finds another job as a mechanic.

    Let him mop floors at McDonald's from now on.

  • danunger Oct 1, 2012

    The world now know you are meerly a thief with a wrench and a dirty rag, how do you feel now?

  • harleysfather60 Oct 1, 2012

    If he is guilty of this can you imagine how many repairs he did that were not needed. Went to a AAA car care 10 months ago, for an oil change, they documented that the car needed $1900.00 in needed repairs. It did not. I even had a pro check out the car.

  • Coolbreeze Oct 1, 2012

    Halifax County's finest... Wonder how much money he made stealing from others. Bet he made his bond with that money! If he didn't get a unsecured bond.

  • ligonmaterial23 Oct 1, 2012

    We just locked up an employee with 21 felonies and 19 misdemeanors for stealing from us , Dont see him in the news

  • NoObamaCare Oct 1, 2012

    His sentence should be free auto care for anyone in the city for 1 year!

  • garnertoy Oct 1, 2012

    make him pay back every cent with interest.