Spartanburg Auto Auction is located off Asheville Highway. (Feb. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Spartanburg County deputies are investigating allegations of fraud against an employee at the Spartanburg Auto Auction.
The owners of Spartanburg Auto Auction said the allegations came to light last month and left some without their money and others without a title for their car.
The victims claim that, under normal circumstances, the employee would pick up vehicles and titles to sell at the action. Once the cars were sold, the employee was supposed to take the money owed back to the original owner, but the victims told deputies that never happened.
Mason Motors, which owns Spartanburg Auto Auction, said since the discovery, they've been fielding questions and calls from businesses and people who have done business at the auction, and said they are working to make things right.
"There's been a lot of people affected," said Charna Henson with Mason Motors. "We're going to try and help the buyers and sellers as much as we can."
Henson said anyone that's been affected, or has any questions, should contact them.
Henson told FOX Carolina that victims range from people who have bought cars at the auction, to both small and large dealerships across the Upstate, North Carolina, Georgia, and West Virginia.
Henson also said that Spartanburg Auto Auction will open back up "in a few weeks", with new management.
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