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A former Lexus of Greenville salesman is wanted on charges he stole an excess of $80,000 by altering customer purchase and lease contracts, according Greenville Police.
Kenneth Galloway, Jr, 50, of Smokehouse Drive in Simpsonville, is charged with three counts of breach of trust, 10 counts of forgery $10,000 or more, and 10 counts of Federal Trade Commission fraud of $500 or more, a release from Greenville police said. The 23 warrants were issued for over 119 different cases between July 2016 and October 2018, the release said.
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Police said Galloway routinely took cash given to him for down payments on purchases and leases for dealership vehicles. He hid his actions by changing customer contracts to show reduced payment amounts and forging customer signatures on the contracts, police said.
They said Galloway would then take money paid by a different customer on a later date and “re-contract” the original sales agreement under the adjusted terms with forged client signatures.
In some cases, Galloway would change terms and leave the customer with a higher monthly payment on their financed purchase, according to police.
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Investigators said they found that Galloway altered the contracts of 129 transactions and stole $83,401.32.
He was terminated by Lexus of Greenville, police said. The dealership told police it has contacted affected customers.
Anyone with any information leading to the whereabouts of Galloway is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME (864-232-7463) or GPD investigators at 864-271-5333.
Tipsters can remain anonymous and possibly earn a cash reward.
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