GPD Searching For Shady Dealer

Stole over $80k from customers

Patrick Gentry
June 04, 2019 - 12:45 pm

A former Lexus of Greenville salesman is wanted for stealing in excess of $80,000 by altering customer purchase and lease contracts.

Kenneth Galloway, Jr, 50, of 34 Smokehouse Drive in Simpsonville is charged with 3 counts of breach of trust, 10 counts of forgery $10,000 or more, and 10 counts of FTC fraud of $500 or more.

These 23 warrants were issued for over 119 different cases between July 2016 and October 2018. In committing these crimes, Galloway routinely took cash given to him for down payments on purchases and leases for dealership vehicles.

He hid his actions by changing customer contracts to show reduced payment amounts and forging customer signatures on the contracts. Galloway would then take money paid by a different customer on a later date and “re-contract” the original sales agreement under the adjusted terms with forged client signatures.

In some cases, Galloway would change terms and leave the customer with a higher monthly payment on their financed purchase. In all, GPD investigators discovered that Galloway altered the contracts of 129 transactions and stole $83,401.32.

He was terminated by Lexus of Greenville for these unlawful actions. Lexus of Greenville has fully cooperated with GPD fraud detectives.

The dealership says it has contacted affected customers. Anyone with any information leading to the whereabouts of Galloway is urged to contact CrimeStoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME (864-232-7463) or GPD investigators at 864-271-5333. Tipsters can remain anonymous and possibly earn a cash reward.

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