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Hyundai Dealership Employee Arrested | DrivingSales News

Allegation: Dealership Employee Lent Out Car In Exchange For Drugs

October 23, 2015 0 Comments

A Florida Hyundai dealership employee is facing grand theft auto charges after he allegedly loaned out a dealership-owned vehicle.

Delray Hyundai employee Steven Sheehy, 60, was arrested October 20 amid allegations of grand theft auto and property damage. Sheehy allegedly loaned a dealership vehicle to a friend for running errands. Police reportedly found the vehicle stuck in sand in an alleyway.

The alleged incident took place this past August when police found two men trying to get the vehicle out of sand. Police ran the vehicle license plate and discovered that it belonged to Delray Hyundai. Sheehy was allegedly issued the vehicle by the dealership, however the vehicle was not authorized for personal use. The vehicle issued to Sheehy reportedly had over $1,000 worth of damage from being stuck in the sand.

This is where the allegations become murkier. According to the Sun Sentinel, Sheehy told police after he took the vehicle in question to a body shop, he parked in in the dealership lease lot and may have left the keys inside and dealer plates on. According to reports, one of the two men found moving the vehicle in the sand allegedly said Sheehy let himself and another man use the car for a month in exchange for drugs. Sheehy reportedly told police he knew taking the vehicle without permission and lending it to others is illegal. Sheehy reportedly said that he didn’t know what happened to the loaner vehicle until he received a call from his boss at Delray Hyundai. Sheehy is currently in custody with bail set at $6,000.

What’s your take on this story? What protocol do you have in place at your store when it comes to borrowing cars, and when was the last time that you reminded your team of the rules that your dealership has established?

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