RALEIGH - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles' License and Theft Bureau arrested a Kannapolis man on Thursday, July 10, after a three-week undercover operation and search warrant revealed the ongoing operation of an unlicensed automobile dealership.
Earnest Washington Dixon, owner of Bargain Automotive at 3000 South Cannon Boulevard in Kannapolis, was arrested and charged with 13 felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of acting as a motor vehicle dealer without being licensed. Items seized during the search included titles, vehicle bills of sale, vehicle sales files, financial records and approximately $6,100.
If anyone has any information or feel they have been a victim related to this or a similar crime, please contact NCDMV License and Theft Bureau -District VI at 704-331-4500. You can also contact the NCDMV Fraud Unit at 919-861-3185. Reference Bargain Automotive / Sonny's Properties to be placed in contact with the case agent.