The Delaware State Police Troop 4 Financial Crimes Unit has again arrested 58-year-old William G. Carey, of Salisbury, Md., in relation to an ongoing fraud investigation.
This story originally appeared in The Beacon.
The original investigation began in September 2018, when a fraud report was filed in reference to a sales agreement that was made with Midway RV & Sales, located at 32101 Sussex Highway, in Laurel. According to police, Carey was taking in consignment used motorhomes and travel trailers and re-selling them. However, he would take the victim’s money to purchase the consigned motorhomes and travel trailers without paying off the previous liens, submitting falsified sales invoices to the banks and Department of Motor Vehicles.
Carey was originally arrested on April 4 on four counts of theft by false pretense more than $1,500, 15 counts of falsifying business records, offering false instrument for filing, defrauding secured creditors and six counts of deceptive business practices. He was later released on $25,000 unsecured bond.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, Carey was arrested for the second time on Friday, Aug. 23, and charged with organized crime and racketeering, two counts of theft greater than $100,000 and theft greater than $50,000 but less than $100,000. He was later released on $155,000 unsecured bail.
The case remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit. Anyone who believes they are a victim of this crime is urged to contact Detective Shockley at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.