By on June 25, 2011

Kent, WA, resident Johnny George owned and ran a used-car lot. Paul George worked as a sales and financing manager at Pacific Auto Zone. For some 30 years, both convinced authorities that they are mentally insane.

They received disability payment while family members collected money as caregivers, the Seattle PI reports. Nine people indicted in a long-running disability payment fraud were arrested on Friday.

If you think that car salesman was a certifiable lunatic, you could be right. On the other hand, he could simply be a pathological liar.

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15 Comments on “Car Salesmen Pose As Nutjobs, Defraud Government...”


  • avatar
    CarPerson

    How did a product so expensive, vital to everyday life, and impactful on society end up being built by self-dealing manufacturers and sold by what is widely recognized as the lowest life form on this earth?

    • 0 avatar
      ott

      Because we are the only ones with the stomach to deal with biased and criticizing people like yourself day in and day out.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      Because we live in an era where those building products “so expensive, vital to everyday life, and impactful on society” as cars, no longer depend for their survival on building quality product people want to buy for prices people are willing to pay.

      Rather, the game is about scamming slimy politicians and their gullible “democracy” chanting groupies, that whatever junk the self dealers are building, are “so expensive, vital to everyday life, and impactful on society” that the gullibles should cheer the slimebags on as they rob third parties under guise of supposedly providing something “so expensive, vital to everyday life, and impactful on society” to those who prefer robbing others to doing something even marginally useful for their own sustenance.

    • 0 avatar
      Lumbergh21

      Do you mean health care?

  • avatar
    ClutchCarGo

    And how does this relate to The Truth About Cars? Slow news day, I guess.

    • 0 avatar

      Kent, WA, resident Johnny George owned and ran a used-car lot. Paul George worked as a sales and financing manager at Pacific Auto Zone.

      So you don’t think that an article that seems to confirm negative stereotypes about used car salesmen is a worthy topic for a car site? Hell, TTAC has an editor with a recurring series dedicated to the travails of running a used car lot.

      Actually, I’d be interested to hear Steve Lang’s take on the subject. Just how many used car salesmen are shady?

      • 0 avatar
        Steven02

        If a used car dealer robs a bank, would it make news here? What if someone commits a crime with a car? To me, I don’t think this story belongs here.

    • 0 avatar
      BoredOOMM

      It must be the alternative to $2 per gallon gas tax.

  • avatar
    KixStart

    Let’s remember, there’s plenty of fraud outside of the car industry. Bernie Madoff, as I recall, didn’t run a used car lot.

  • avatar
    segfault

    Disability fraud isn’t limited to used car salesmen. In certain areas of the country, it’s common to find entire adult families who receive disability checks.

  • avatar
    obbop

    Defraud the taxpayer

    200 percent proof of intentional guilt?

    Hang ‘em.

    Hang em all at all levels of the socio-economic ladder.

    Hang ‘em in the village square.

  • avatar
    ihatetrees

    Was Bill Heard getting mental disability payments?


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