NORWICH – The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of complaints filed in the last few days concerning the possible delinquency of a local used car dealer and garage.
With only two days’ notice, Pine Valley Auto, 6258 County Road 32, in the Town of Norwich, closed its doors over the weekend. One of the owners, Julie Squires, said the business was permanently closed.
Friday evening, Sheriff’s Lieutenant James E. Lloyd said, “Today we’ve received a number of people coming into our office and filing official complaints. We are not conducting a criminal investigation at this time, but are in the process of gathering information from various financial institutions.” Complaints apparently centered around buyers being unable to secure a clear title to vehicles recently purchased from Pine Valley.