Jun 30, 2020 3:30 PM

Online car sale goes bad; dealership out $24,500

Posted Jun 30, 2020 3:30 PM

A local vehicle dealership is out $24,500 after an online car sale went bad.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning that an employee of Long McArthur reported that a subject from Georgia purchased from the dealership a 2018 Honda Accord for $24,500 on June 4. The subject produced all the required paperwork and set up the transportation for the vehicle to his daughter in New York, Forrester explained. The vehicle was picked up in Salina.

Long McArthur then received a phone call from a subject in Salina who told them that his credit card had been charged $25,000 by Long McArthur and that he did not make the purchase, Forrester reported. The credit card transaction matched the transaction for the vehicle, he added.

Long McArthur contacted the transport company to have them return the vehicle, but were informed the vehicle had already been delivered, Forrester noted. Total loss is $24,500.