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Old 11-23-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Former employee accused of falsifying a sale to earn a GM incentive

According to news reports a former employee of Bird Chevrolet has been accused of submitting a false sales report for a new vehicle so the dealership could earn a $21,500 incentive from General Motors.

Here's a link to the news report - click here

In the category of "what the hell was he thinking" the employee, James A. Walsh, is accused of reporting the sale of a new GM vehicle to a customer who visited the dealership for a test drive. The local authorities were made aware of the false sales report when the customer asked why she was receiving a DMV renewal notice for a vehicle she didn't own.

In fairness to Mr. Walsh, everyone should be presumed innocent until proven guilty and it's possible there's an explanation that will resolve the situation.

That said, I think there's no question that "stair step" and "retro" incentives from the factory can put tremendous pressure on Dealer Principals and their employees and the temptation to break the rules can be very strong.
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