VALLEY STREAM - A former used car salesman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from customers in Valley Stream.

Police say Julio Estrada is a former employee of the 1-800-Pre-Owned on West Merrick Road.

Officials say the New Jersey man promi sed to fix customers' credit for cash so they could buy a car.

However, police say the victims never heard back from him after he took at least $6,000.