Former Parts Manager Admits to Theft Featured

By Staff Writer July 18, 2018

The former parts manager at a New York dealership pleaded to stealing more than $200,000 worth of inventory from the store.

John Labarbera was sentenced to one year in county jail and has to pay restitution to Curry Acura of Greenburgh, his former employer.

Labarbera is required to pay $231,317.26. He has paid $115,658.63 so far.

According to the charges, Labarbera stole parts from the dealership from approximately May 5, 2011 through March 5, 2015 and sold them for profit.

Labarbera convinced management of the dealership to sell automobile parts through eBay. With the consent of the dealership, he then set up an account to sell parts on behalf of the dealership.

Using this valid account as cover, and without management’s knowledge, Labarbera set up a separate eBay account, which he used to sell parts he stole from the dealership. Over the course of almost four years, Labarbera would steal automobile parts, sell them on eBay, ship the parts to his buyers via Curry Acura's FedEx Ground account, accept payments via PayPal, and keep the money for himself.

He manipulated the inventory and accounting system of the dealership to cover up his crimes.

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