HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A local car salesman is facing charges after allegedly stealing pickup trucks from a dealership and selling them to suspected drug dealers.
According to a press release from Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office, Perry Brown, 52, of Natrona Heights is the man charged in the investigation.
Brown was a salesman at Schults Ford in Wexford and allegedly stole the trucks off the lot and sold them for $7,500 apiece.
However, the Grand Jury investigation also found that Brown allegedly sold stolen Pennsylvania state inspection stickers as well.
Undercover agents purchased a new truck with a sticker price of $41,000 from Brown for $7,500 during one transaction. Brown also allegedly offered to sell the agents a set of 30 inspection stickers for $1,200.
Brown then arranged to sell two more stolen trucks to the agents at the Giant Eagle in Pine Township. When agents met with Brown, he told them, “you hand me the money, I hand you the keys, and I never want to see you or the truck again.”
A search of Brown’s home uncovered 250 inspection stickers, 200 emission stickers and, “a certificate of authenticity for a diamond ring, which had been reported stolen from a safe inside Schults Ford.”
Brown is facing a list of charges including, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking and criminal use of a communication facility.
KDKA’s Brenda Waters went by Shults Ford today, but was told that General Manager Rich Deninno was quote, “very busy, and couldn’t talk.”