Whiteville man arrested in car sales scam

Brandon Wright Acker (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville man accused of using counterfeit checks to buy multiple vehicles in Wilmington is in jail under a $175,000 bond.

Wilmington Police obtained warrants for Brandon Wright Acker, 26,  for two counts of forgery and two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

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He allegedly used counterfeit business checks to purchase a $17,263.58 vehicle at a Wilmington dealership on March 27, and then to purchase a $37,559 vehicle at another Wilmington dealership on April 25.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office served the warrants on Thursday.

The investigation is on-going. If you have any information, contact Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3609 or use Text A Tip to remain anonymous.