Embezzlement @ Smith Company Motor Car
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hahahaha

Charleston, WV

#22 Oct 8, 2012
Rumor Mill wrote:
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I think the point the person named The Real Story was trying to make is that you shouldn't be on here causing or helping to spread rumors. Things like this can ruin a persons personal and professional life. It sort of like being accussed of child molestation. Don't get me wrong I'm not defending people like that, I'm just saying no one really waits around to find out the truth when a rumor harmful. It's not like someone is going to get back on here if and when the truth comes out and take back what they said. My Dad used to put it this way, if you ask someone if they stopped beating their wife, the answer really doesn't matter. Just because people on here are saying...I'm not saying this is true but...or I heard a rumor..." Those are really accussations. The fact is rumors that are created or spread by people can cause them to be sued. It happens all the time just ask the Enquirer or the Globe. I think the guy or woman was just trying to warn people to be careful. Plus I think one person said the were employeed by Smith Co. didn't they? I agree with the person who wrote what you are condemning. Talk about smelling funny, do you really think that an ordinary citizen who just happens to start a rumor about this would call it "Embezzlement" instead of "stealing money", would know and use the titles of the people involved "Comptroller" etc who even knows what that is...isn't it a book keeper or Accountant? And who would call the company by it's properly registered name Smith Company Motor Car...instead of Smith Company or the Mercedes dealer. If you don't think that stuff smells funny then you need to check your pants!(Just a joke don't get mad). I think we need to wait to see what comes out in the paper. You know like you said earlier it's really not our business. It's a private company and doesn't have any of our tax funds involved. Just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions! lol
Hey, I totally agree that people shouldn't be on here starting rumors, but what I picked up was people repeating what they had heard. If you can prove that you heard it somewhere else and from who, no criminal process here. But, I respectfully (honestly) disagree with your assessment of the person with all the "truth of this matter". No way they got the information from the attorney of the 2 people mentioned here. NO WAY. What I suspect (I emphasize SUSPECT) is this person is one of those 2 people who have had their name put on here. Just the fact she/he has responded with such specificity also speaks to the fact that the rumors are certainly out there. No one on this forum has started anything false that I see. The only person in the entire forum who has claimed to know anything 100% is the person you are defending. If that post is untrue, that is the person with a possible "problem" or lawsuit, because she/he gave information as fact. BTW, I am not at all mad. We are agreeing to disagree...:))
Ignorance

Springfield, NJ

#23 Oct 12, 2012
Embezzlement is a white collar crime - FYI
Christian Democrat

Saint Albans, WV

#24 Oct 12, 2012
Ignorance wrote:
Embezzlement is a white collar crime - FYI
Then Romney will pardon them for sure.
just curious

Charleston, WV

#25 Oct 16, 2012
It is interesting it hasnt been on the news or in the papers, wonder why?
hmmm

Charleston, WV

#26 Oct 16, 2012
WHO CARES? It's a privately owned company! I don't care if all of their money is stolen/embezzled,if they go out business, burn down to the ground, or slide off the back of their hill in a freak landslide - as long as it wasn't our (the tax payers) money!
James

Seth, WV

#27 Oct 17, 2012
Concerned citizen wrote:
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I feel it is every law abiding tax paying citizen's business. Just funny how if there is a meth lab found, drug bust etc., it is "Breaking News". But if it is a "Blue Collar crime" ie. embezzlent seems to make the back page if at all. High end car dealerships such as Smith probably won't press charges against these two for fear of bad PR & let these two go on & do it to some other unsuspecting innocent business. SMH
Embezzlement is considered a white collar crime and is featured in the news when it happens as is the case with the woman on trial for taking money from Institute Vol. Fire Dept.
just curious

Bronx, NY

#28 Oct 17, 2012
I hope the truth all comes out soon. Its not right that it be brushed under the rug because of who it is or which business it is. Anyone else who commits a crime is held accountable if in fact that is the case here. And it should be reported like any other wrongdoing. You can bet if it were you or me it would be on the news.
batman

Oak Hill, WV

#29 Dec 15, 2012
Concerned citizen wrote:
I haven't seen anything on the news about this, but rumor has that the General Manager & Comptroller @ Smith Company Motor Cars were relieved of their duties due to embezzling money. Does anyone know anything about this?? Why isnt it being reported?
Because it's a lie!!!!
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June Bug

Saint Albans, WV

#31 Jan 15, 2013
REPORTER wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry to say but our management has the final say of all stories that go on the air. I don't know if Smith Motors does tv advertising, I don't think I have seen a tv commerical from them in years but my company does alot of trade with advertiers, which means you give us new carpet for our offices and we give you $15000 in commericals, and we do alot of trade with car dealers, carpet companies, appliance stores (tv's, refrigs and furniture for our offices and lobby) and even clothing stores. There are so many stories that never make the air. That is why our newscast is nothing but meth labs and car wrecks. The company I work for is so controlling over news content that I am counting down the days that my contract ends so I can get out of that place.
The trading you are talking about is called bartering and it's illegal. The first question asked during an IRS audit is if you barter.
Just you

Chesapeake, OH

#32 Jan 15, 2013
hmmm wrote:
WHO CARES? It's a privately owned company! I don't care if all of their money is stolen/embezzled,if they go out business, burn down to the ground, or slide off the back of their hill in a freak landslide - as long as it wasn't our (the tax payers) money!
Finally a voice of reason. The news only reports embezzlement if it involves abuse of taxpayer funds. And there are some absurd lies on here. TV stations don't ignore stories that involve their advertisers. I work for a TV station and we will not fail to run a story no matter who buys ads.
Just you

Chesapeake, OH

#33 Jan 15, 2013
June Bug wrote:
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The trading you are talking about is called bartering and it's illegal. The first question asked during an IRS audit is if you barter.
The original post was a bold faced lie. And news stations don't run 4 minute stories about anything. The average story is less than 1 minute. TV ad exec was just lying to add to the rumors and BS that permeates Topix.
Censorship

Saint Albans, WV

#34 Jan 16, 2013
Bray Cary's group censors everything.
Warning Others

Knoxville, TN

#35 Jun 6, 2014
I bought a 2011 used car with 18,000 miles from them. It took three weeks of trying to buy this before I got it. The first problem was to get the salesman to get back to me. Although I had communicated through text messages he said he wrote my number on a piece of paper and lost it. Finally he transferred me to Mr. Mike Smith who kept assuring me he sold cars the old fashioned way. I live out of state so he offered to meet me half way. I was amazed by this and agreed. In working out the details he said it would cost me $600 and the delivery driver would give me the papers to sign and they would notarize them later. Red flag! I said to forget it and I would drive there. He assured me the car was in great condition, was a local trade in and had no problems. I made arrangements and drove over 300 miles and was told Mr. Smith was not there that day. We have no complaint about the salesman that handled the sale. We have a huge complaint about the condition of the car. I can now see why he wanted to meet me to pawn this car off on me away from the dealership. The inside of the wheel was bent, a part needed for the wheel alignment needs to be replaced, the hardtop convertible leaks and has to be taken to a body shop, it needs $500 worth of parts to fix the convertible top, which are not covered by warranty, and two recall items (that further delayed my purchase because Mr. Smith said they had to be fixed first) were not fixed so they sold a car with active recalls that were not taken care of. I was also told that he had ordered a second key and an owner's manual, which is still not here two months later and when I emailed him to ask if he really ordered them he will not answer my emails. I did not know doing business the old fashioned way meant he would cheat and lie to me. My only recourse is to warn others not to trust them.

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