Police: Car salesman forged customer's name on loan

Nassau police arrested the sales manager of an Inwood car dealership after he was accused of forging a customer's name on a loan application. Anne Edger Lockhart, 28, worked at Victory Toyota of the

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2007, 11:19 PM

Updated 6,186 days ago

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Nassau police arrested the sales manager of an Inwood car dealership after he was accused of forging a customer's name on a loan application.
Anne Edger Lockhart, 28, worked at Victory Toyota of the Five Towns, a certified pre-owned car dealership. Det. Sgt. Thomas Reilly said Lockhart tried to scam a 34-year-old woman who agreed to purchase a 2003 Highlander.
According to Reilly, the woman signed paperwork thinking she was going to be dealing with a certain bank on a $17,000 loan.
A few days later, police said Lockhart called the woman and told her a different bank would be handling the loan. Lockhart allegedly said the new bank would call, and told her to tell them information she knew was incorrect. Police said he then sent her a $200 check for her troubles, which is when the victim knew something was amiss and called the authorities.
Police said Lockhart had forged her name on a loan application with a different financial institution, Wells Fargo. The new loan was for $22,000, with an interest rate of 15 percent, rather than the agreed-upon 8 percent.
Lockhart was twice acquitted of similar crimes when he worked at a car dealership in Queens, police said.
Victory Toyota said they will perform more aggressive background checks in the future.


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