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Milford man charged in Mass. used car scam

Thursday, July 31, 2014

By KATHY CLEVELAND

Staff Writer

MILFORD – Geoffrey McIntosh, 34, of 65 Summer St., Milford, was arrested July 16 in connection with an alleged scam at the car dealership where he worked in Massachusetts.

According to the Wilmington, (Mass.) Town Crier, McIntosh allegedly took $3,680.73 that belonged to Bill Dube Hyundai dealership in Wilmington.

Court documents state that McIntosh negotiated an agreement with a customer to sell a 2012 Ford Escape to the dealership for $10,000, with Hyundai paying off a bank loan as part of the transaction, The customer still owed $13,680.73 to the bank for the car loan, and as such, the customer would have to pay the difference to the dealership.

Police say McIntosh, who was working at the dealership as a sales manager, drove the customer to a local bank, a highly unusual move, to wait for the customer to withdraw $3,680.73 in cash. The customer handed the cash directly to McIntosh.

The investigation showed that, looking at daily deposit slips for the days of, before and after, none of the slips showed the $3,680.73 deposit. The bookkeeper also told police that she was never given any cash from McIntosh.

On a warrant authorized by Woburn, Mass., District Court, McIntosh is charged with one count of larceny by embezzlement.

According to the newspaper, police say in court documents that McIntosh was accused of a similar alleged scheme at a Honda dealership in Reading, a case that is working its way through Woburn District Court.

McIntosh also was arrested on July 14 on an outstanding warrant from Fairfax, Va. on eight criminal charges related to embezzlement at Fairfax Honda Dealership. In that case, McIntosh allegedly stole his half-
brother’s identity and took out a driver’s license under a different name.

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