Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit have arrested the owner of a Laurelrecreational vehicle business on fraud-related charges.
The investigation began in September 2018, when a fraud report was filed in reference to a sales agreement that was made with Midway RV & Sales at 32101 Sussex Highway, Laurel.
It was suspected that the owner, William G Carey Jr., 57, of Salisbury, MD, was taking on consignment used motorhomes and travel trailers and re-selling them. Carey would take the victim’s money to purchase the consigned motorhomes and travel trailers and did not pay off the previous liens. Carey would then submit falsified sales invoices to the banks and department of motor vehicles, trooper stated.
During the sale, Carey would offer an extended warranty at an additional charge through a separate vendor. Carey would complete the paperwork but would never submit information to the warranty company or send in the required payment to activate the warranty, keeping the money for himself. It was also determined that Carey would falsify thebill of sales to get his purchasers qualified for financingthrough their local banks on high-end RV’s.
OnApril 4, Carey was taken into custody at his business without incident. He was charged with the following:
- Theft by False Pretense over $1500.00 (4 counts)
- Falsifying Business Records (15 counts)
- Offering False Instrument for Filing
- Defrauding Secured Creditors
- Deceptive Business Practices (6 counts)
Careywas arraignedbefore the Justice of thePeace Court andreleased on $25,000 unsecured bond.
The case remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit. If you believe you are a victim of this crime, please contact DetectiveShockley at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.