Dusty Old Cars dealership owner indicted
MANCHESTER — The owner of an antique car dealership that was taken over by a trustee appointed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge was indicted Friday on 20 charges accusing him of witness tampering and forging documents to obtain titles to clients’ cars.
Stephan Condodemetraky of 2 Dorothy’s Way, Bedford, was indicted Friday by a Merrimack County Superior Court grand jury on one count of tampering with witnesses and informants; nine counts of forgery; and 10 charges of title application fraud.
The witness tampering indictment alleges he attempted to induce or cause Christopher Haes to testify falsely to the grand jury.
Forgery and title application fraud counts allege he forged nine motor vehicle purchase contracts in the name of Brad West and presented them to the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles to obtain titles to West’s cars.
He allegedly claimed in applications for certificates of titles for the vehicles that his company, Aftokinito Properties Inc., had bought them from West when it hadn’t.
The cars included a 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville, a 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado, a 1967 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, a 1959 Jaguar Mark IX, a 1959 Lincoln Mark IV, a 1984 GMC Sierra, a 1991 Jaguar XJS and a 1987 Jaguar XJS V-12.
The 10th title application fraud count pertains to another car owned by West, a 1992 Jaguar XJS-V-12.
West consigned all the cars for sale with Dusty Old Cars of 27 Airport Road, Nashua on Feb. 25, 2013.
Condodemetraky filed for bankruptcy earlier this year amid a New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office investigation into allegations of fraud. Customers complained he sold their cars and either they never received payment or they received thousands of dollars less after being charged for expensive repairs Condodemetraky said he made to the vehicles.
Others alleged at a March creditors meeting in Manchester that Condodemetraky had forged their names on documents to get titles to their cars. They said he was able to do that because New Hampshire does not require titles for vehicles older than 25 years.
Condodemetraky denied all the allegations.