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Classic car dealer pleads no contest to charge of defrauding seller

Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 3:38 PM EDT
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BAY CITY, Mich. (WJRT) - The former owner of a car dealership in Bay City who was accused a selling a classic car that wasn’t his has accepted a plea deal.

David Cotten pleaded no contest to a charge of larceny by conversion greater than $20,000. Just over a year ago, a few customers accused him of selling their cars and keeping the money.

Cotten’s plea entered in court on Friday involves a case in which he allegedly a 1963 Jaguar, but didn’t pass along the proceeds to the owner. He will be sentenced in October.

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