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Man arrested for posing as car salesman in five counties

Posted February 21, 2011

— A Cumberland County man was arrested Monday and charged with selling 21 vehicles in five counties last year without being licensed by the state, according to arrest warrants.

Marshall Dale McClenny, 39, of 4455 George Bain Lane in Wade, is accused of posing as a motor vehicle dealer and selling used cars in Harnett, New Hanover, Sampson, Robeson and Cumberland counties, the warrants state.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles license and theft department investigated McClenny on car sales throughout 2010 to a total of 11 women, five men and five dealerships or salvage yards.


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  • I Change This Name Daily Feb 23, 2011

    finally it's illegal to be a car salesman

    about time

  • Massdaddy Feb 22, 2011

    At least he is eating good.

  • smith17762011 Feb 22, 2011

    Everyone is missing the real issue here. Has anyone checked this guys immigration status? ......Come on this comment section is just not the same without someone bashing illegals! Come Wral hurry up and post an illegal immigration story!

  • LADY1 Feb 22, 2011

    The State will get you anyway they can! they want money!

  • braddavis Feb 22, 2011

    Who buys a car from this dude?

  • Sherlock Feb 22, 2011

    This is right , the state is very unhappy because he did not pay to do this. DMV did not get their cut.

  • fatchanceimwrong Feb 22, 2011

    Misleading headline. If he's been selling cars, then he's not posing as a car salesman...he is a car salesman. The headline should have read something like "Car salesman arrested for not paying his licensing fee."

  • untiltheyallhaveahome Feb 22, 2011

    keishajacobs41 - talk (or type) much? I couldn't make any sense out of what you were trying to say. Come again, please?

  • keishajacobs41 Feb 22, 2011

    So no to u that wants to know if the people is got to give there cars back. The vehicles is there's to keep in their names..this is all drama for someone who did nothing wrong but sale to many cars.

  • keishajacobs41 Feb 22, 2011

    First of all this all started cause of one dmv man in sampson county didn't like him. Did he sale bad cars no. He just sold to many an did everything the legal way. Never once sold as a dealer. Sold to folks that needed a way to go. This is all for money to give to the state. People is out to try to mess up someone's reputation. But that's not going to happen. Jealous dmv man that started it all. It's bad when the cops said this was nonsense even the magistrate..so folks know the story before u make negative comments about a man that's out to help others.