More charges filed for man accused of selling vehicles he agreed to repair

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Jimmie Dewitt III on Nov. 10 in connection to multiple alleged cases of fraud.
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM EST
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COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Jimmie Dewitt III on Dec. 6 in connection to the latest of several cases of alleged fraud.

“On November 23, 2022, Mr. James Brown reported that he left a Dodge 3500 truck at Jimmy Dewitt’s residence to have the rear end of the truck replaced. Mr. Brown was contacted by another party and learned that his truck may have been sold to East Coast Used Parts in Clarendon. Mr. Brown verified that the truck had indeed been sold to East Coast Used Parts,” said the CCSO in a release.

The CCSO says their investigator obtained the bill of sale and verified that Dewitt got $500 for the sale of the truck. He was arrested on Dec. 6 on charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony obtaining property by false pretenses. He is once again held under a $20,000 secured bond.

On Nov. 10, Dewitt was arrested in connection to multiple previous alleged cases of fraud.

Per the CCSO, Dewitt was allegedly given $1595 to tow and repair one person’s broken-down Honda Accord and then later sold it to Powell’s Recycling months later. Investigators also say he sold a Chevrolet Impala to Powell’s Recycling for $187 after receiving $2000 in 2021 to repair the vehicle.

In another alleged incident, two had left a van at Dewitt’s residence to have the motor moved to another vehicle. Dewitt later sold the van to Powell’s Recycling for $316.

“On November 10, 2022, Jimmie Dewitt III was arrested and charged with four (4) felony counts of Obtaining Property/Money by False Pretense and two (2) felony counts of Motor Vehicle Theft. He received a $20,000.00 secured bond,” stated the CCSO in a release.

Dewitt also has multiple previous charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle in connection to similar incidents; the CCSO asks anybody else who left a vehicle with Dewitt to be repaired and never got it back to contact them at (910) 642-6551.