Search still on for manager accused of pocketing car payments

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a man accused of stealing from customers at a used car dealership in Hampstead.

Shawn Geoffrey Abernathy, 41, is wanted for 13 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Investigators said Abernathy worked as the manager of Mitchell Motors and was receiving vehicle payments paid in cash and keeping them for his personal use.

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Investigators said if you’ve bought a vehicle from that location or have any information, call the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.