WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Department of Motor Vehicles has charged the owner of several motorcycle stores with altering the manufacturer's serial numbers on salvaged motorcycles.
The DMV has been investigating Scott Britt for ten months. He is one of the area's biggest names in motorcycles, owning five shops from Wilmington to Jacksonville. Britt is also known for his involvement in charities like Angies Amazing Race, which raises money for breast cancer research.
Now, Britt is facing several charges including: six counts of common law solicitation of a felony, six counts of altering a manufacturer's serial number, and two counts of fraudulent title application.
Just like cars, motorcycles have unique VIN numbers. They're always found on the frame of the bike. Britt is accused of taking the VIN numbers off new bikes and putting them onto salvaged ones.
Robert Connelly, who works for Britt Motorsports in Wilmington, and Donald Hill Jr., who also worked at the same location, are both facing similar charges.
Debbie Britt, business manager at Britt Hotrodz off Market Street, said they have nothing to hide. She said they are willing to answer any questions in regards to the situation.
Debbie is Scott's sister and insists he is innocent. She is convinced the truth will come out in Scott's favor.
He is scheduled to make his next court appearance November 12.
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