August 17, 2022


Business Activity

Glenmont Automotive Wash aspect enterprise affiliated with fraud allegations

BETHLEHEM — A car income enterprise that operates out of a Glenmont motorized vehicle clear has an worker who has been arrested 3 durations within the final calendar yr for allegedly retaining purchasers’ money and falsifying information.
Though the car wash’s operator says the 2 companies are separate, the restricted legal responsibility firms are beneath the similar title, and so they run at the exact same deal with on Route 9W. Glenmont Car Wash proprietor Dennis O’Shaunghessy Jr. verified the suspect in query, Jay Simard, was an personnel of the LLC, however stated he wouldn’t answer different questions in regards to the state of affairs.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Enterprise talked about in a press launch that Jay Simard, an employees of the automotive dealership Automobile Wash Vehicles and vehicles Inc., was arrested for allegedly advertising a buyer’s automotive or truck at an public sale in January and never returning her funds.

Proper after buying a grievance in April, the sheriff’s place of business discovered Simard skilled falsely promised the goal that he would offer her cost for the sale. In response to courtroom information, Simard had signed a consignment settlement with the car operator in July agreeing to advertise the automotive for no considerably lower than $6,500 inside 90 instances.

The sufferer didn’t take heed to from Simard till lastly months afterward, a a number of days quickly after he marketed the automotive or truck at an public sale in January for $4,200. Simard infrequently returned the {dollars} to the sufferer, based on court docket information.

Simard couldn’t be reached for remark in regards to the allegations.

“He’s only a extraordinarily shady particular person,” reported Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. “People go to him to promote the motorized vehicle, he’ll take the car to the public sale, and he’s not providing the car again once more or the money once more, after which he’s altering his books.”

Investigators with New York Situation DMV Automobile Theft additionally found Simard falsified enterprise information pertaining to the sale of the car by moving into the sale into the Part of Motor Autos system and omitting it from Car Clear Vehicles’ data.

Simard was arrested Tuesday and billed with grand larceny, falsifying enterprise information and plan to defraud. That is the third time within the remaining yr that he was arrested for fraudulent auto group transactions, the sheriff’s workplace surroundings acknowledged.

In a associated pattern, Simard marketed an additional automotive or truck at an public sale final yr for $6,180 – significantly considerably lower than the least $8,500 stated within the preliminary consignment settlement. Simard had canceled the settlement upfront of providing the automotive wholesale, creating him unauthorized to offer it. The car householders by no means acquired their a refund once more.

Simard’s to begin with arrest took put in August, following the sheriff’s enterprise additionally found that he had given a shopper a fraudulent Arizona short-term registration in March 2021 quickly after advertising the person or lady a car.  

Simard remained utilized by Car Wash Cars Inc. quickly after his preliminary arrest, however it’s not distinct whether or not the corporate has terminated him provided that the newest arrest.

Apple issues if the corporate operator is conscious of Simard’s actions, however extra, “I actually do not know, I can’t confirm that a technique or yet one more. I gotta visualize that the phrase was all-around, I’d receive it odd in the event that they didn’t. The proprietor could possibly be concerned however. He’s remarkably uncooperative.”

As a result of information of Simard’s arrest unfold final week, two much more folks right now have arrived at out to the sheriff’s office to explain comparable encounters with Simard, one explicit of which took space so far as again once more as 15 a very long time again. Apple defined they are going to be pursuing charges for one explicit of the brand new victims.