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Rock Hill body shop worker accused of wrecking customer's sports car

Anna Douglas
adouglas@heraldonline.com

A Rock Hill vehicle dent removal shop employee is accused of driving a customer’s car without permission and wrecking it, causing nearly $6,000 worth of damage, police say.

The owner of the shop, which is located at 165 Hillcrest Ave. in Rock Hill, called police on Sunday afternoon to report the incident. He told officers that he was out of town when the part-time employee took the car from the shop without authorization, according to a police report.

Police say the wrecked vehicle is a 2008 Subaru sports car. The owner of the car, a man from Richburg, dropped his vehicle off at the business last week for the owner to remove dents caused by a hail storm, the report states.

A part-time employee at the business is accused of taking the Subaru “for a drive through Fort Mill” and wrecking the car, police say. He didn’t report the wreck but called a Rock Hill towing company to pick up the Subaru, the report states.

The business owner was later told about the vehicle being involved in an unreported accident and he contacted the Subaru owner. Rock Hill officers are investigating the incident as a breach of trust case, according to the report.

Anna Douglas 803-329-4068
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