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Dusty Old Cars owner pleads not guilty after new round of charges

Union Leader Correspondent

October 11. 2017 11:46PM
Stephan Condodemetraky of Dusty Old Cars checks under the hood of a 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 in 2013. (UNION LEADER FILE)

BRENTWOOD — The owner of the bankrupt Derry-based classic car dealership Dusty Old Cars has pleaded not guilty to new theft charges alleging he deceived customers.

Stephan Condodemetraky, 48, of 2 Dorothy’s Way in Bedford, entered not guilty pleas last week to three counts of theft by deception and one count of theft by unauthorized taking for deals that allegedly took place between August 2015 and March 2016.

A Rockingham County grand jury handed up the indictments in September following charges in other counties that include forgery and title application fraud.

Condodemetraky, who is at the center of a fraud investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail as part of an agreement reached between the state and his defense lawyer, Bruce Kenna.

Under that agreement, he is prohibited from having contact with the four alleged victims in the Rockingham County case and more than 200 other former customers who have contacted the state as of late August.

The Rockingham County charges accuse Condodemetraky of deceiving Peter Grube by creating the false impression that his dealership sold his 1967 Ford Galaxie for $12,000 when it actually sold for $17,500. Prosecutors allege a similar scheme was used on Scott Livermore, whose 1969 Buick Electra sold for $19,000; he was led to believe the selling price was $14,000.

Condodemetraky also allegedly deceived Thomas Aubert by claiming that repairs were made to his 1991 Toyota Celica that weren’t actually performed.

Prosecutors allege he also charged Wesley Ridlon a “marketing fee” in excess of $1,500 that wasn’t authorized.

Condodemetraky ran the dealership until it was taken over by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee earlier this year.

Condodemetraky was indicted on 20 charges by a Merrimack County grand jury in May and has maintained his innocence.

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