Two Employees Accused Of Committing Illegal Activities At Area Auto Dealership, Police Say

Two employees of an area auto dealership have been arrested for allegedly forging paperwork and using fraudulent registration stickers.

Derek S. Winnie and Deborah L. Ferraro
Derek S. Winnie and Deborah L. Ferraro Photo Credit: Saugerties Police Department

On Friday, April 30 in Ulster County, Saugerties Police along with the state Department of Motor Vehicles arrested 53-year-old Derek S. Winnie, and 54- year-old Deborah L. Ferraro following an ongoing investigation involving Winnies Car Dealership, aka, 9W Auto Sales, said Chief Joseph Sinagra.

According to Sinagra, the two, both of Saugerties, were allegedly forging DMW paperwork pertaining to the sale and registration of vehicles, in addition to manufacturing fraudulent registration stickers, and operating vehicles with switched plates.

Ferraro was charged with:

  • Criminal possession of a forged instrument
  • Count offering a false instrument
  • Count falsifying business records

Winnie was charged with:

  • Two counts of forgery
  • Three counts of offering a false instrument for filing
  • Three counts of falsifying business records 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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