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Raleigh car dealer accused running scam

Posted March 14, 2012

— A Raleigh car dealer is accused of taking customers for a ride. 

Officials with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles said Franklin Torere, 57, who owns Fovie Auto on Brenton Place, charged eight customers fees for titles and tags on their cars. Torere is accused of never processing that information through the DMV, according to arrest warrants. 

One customer was charged $100, according to investigators. 

Torere was being held under a $100,000 bond in the Wake County jail on Wednesday.


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  • triangle4 Mar 15, 2012

    I am a used car dealer and make my living this way and NO not all Used Car Dealers are crooks or scam artist. People dont take time to think that just as many New Car Franchise dealers went out of business and left people holding the bag. Also US Used Car Dealers did not get a MASSIVE GOVERMENT BAILOUT so be respectful as not ALL USED CAR DEALERS ARE CROOKS!!!!!!!!

  • SmokeWagon Mar 15, 2012

    A used car "dealer" running a scam...oh my...say it ain't so..!!!

  • freedomdiddy Mar 15, 2012

    $100,000 bond for stealing $800? Has some magistrate gone crazy?

  • nonemeant Mar 15, 2012

    He needs to go back to used car salesman school. This scam is way whack.

  • macy Mar 15, 2012

    AUTODRIVE on tryon road holds their title processing too - I would bet 100% of the po-dunk dealers that sell to people with bad credit do that too.

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  • wmb95013 Mar 15, 2012

    i thought that this story would have run higher up on your homepage because it is so shocking that a used car dealer would do this!

  • westernwake1 Mar 15, 2012

    A used car dealer scamming people, does this surprise anyone?