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Used Car Dealership Owner Arrested for Theft

Troy Eugene Wible, age 49


  • Theft by Deception

  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds

  • Forgery

  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices

  • Defrauding Secured Creditors

  • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

  • Illegal Transfer of Ownership

InJune of 2013, Berks County Detective Ronald Linderman, assigned to the Auto Theft Task Force, initiated an investigation regarding the unlawful activities occuring at "Second Chance Auto Sales" located at 2301 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, PA. During a six month investigation, Detective Linderman learned that Troy Eugene Wible owned and operated the dealership. Additionally, Detective Linderman's investigation revealed that Troy Eugene Wible conducted illegal activities dating back to December of 2012 that affected sixty-one private customers, four business associates, and two lending companies.

Those illegal activities included selling vehicles on consignment to purchasers without reimbursing the original owner, taking monies from customers for titles and transfers without submitting the proper documentation to PENNDOT and defrauding business owners and lenders from monies owed to them. The total amount of loss occured by all parties was over $950,000.00.

On October 25, 2013, Detective Linderman obtained a warrant of arrest for Troy Eugene Wible for the violation of the listed afore-mentioned charges. The warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Nicholas Bentz.

On October 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., Troy E. Wible surrendered to Detective Linderman at Magisterial District Judge Bentz's office and bail was set at $100,00 unsecured.