Mid-South car dealer charged with deceptive practices

Updated: Mar. 21, 2019 at 5:04 PM CDT
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COVINGTON, TN (WMC) - A Mid-South car dealer accused of deceptive business practices has been arrested.

Marty McDivitt, 52, faces two felony charges. Those charges include theft over $10,000 and deceptive business practices.

“It’s totally surprising and it just blows me away,” said Charlene Coburn, friend.

According to the warrant, this all stems from an incident that happened in January in Columbia, Illinois.

McDivitt allegedly wrote a bad check for more than $24,000 at the Weber Chevrolet dealership. Authorities say he knowingly and unlawfully took a white 2017 Buick Enclave.

“I have never heard an ill thing about Marty, I know all kinds of people who have bought cars from him this is just, I just can’t believe it,” said Coburn.

McDivitt is very active in the community, especially with Covington High School football, where he and his wife’s name is found on a plaque outside the stadium.

McDivitt Motors was closed Thursday.

According to Covington Police, they have taken multiple reports of complaints regarding the car lot. They are now turning them over to the state of Tennessee criminal investigation unit.

McDivitt posted a $10,000 bail.

He is due back in court in Illinois on April 5.

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