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Addy's Harbor Dodge management would only confirm something "inappropriate" happened, and that they had notified authorities about the situation. Addy's Harbor Dodge management would only confirm something "inappropriate" happened, and that they had notified authorities about the situation.
"We just kind of looked and each other and said ‘that's really funny, we've never been to that dealership'," Turley says. "We just kind of looked and each other and said ‘that's really funny, we've never been to that dealership'," Turley says.
According to Horry County police reports, an employee of Red Line Powersports called to inform them that one of Addy's former employees had tried to use a customer's credit information. According to Horry County police reports, an employee of Red Line Powersports called to inform them that one of Addy's former employees had tried to use a customer's credit information.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Police Department is investigating allegations that a former car dealership employee stole credit information from a customer.

Raleigh, North Carolina couple Eric Turley and Ashley Fowler say they provided credit information to the Addy's Harbor Dodge car dealership in Myrtle Beach for a car purchase they eventually decided not to make. Just last week, the couple says they received a letter informing them they had been denied for credit for a motorcycle at a dealership they had never been to.

"We just kind of looked and each other and said ‘that's really funny, we've never been to that dealership'," Turley says.

According to Horry County police reports, an employee of Red Line Powersports, a dealership just down the street from Addy's Harbor Dodge, called to inform them that one of Addy's former employees had tried to use a customer's credit information for a fraudulent motorcycle purchase. Addy's Harbor Dodge management then reportedly called police.

"It's scary," Turley says. "In today's world, everything revolves around credit, it's your life, unfortunately." 

Addy's Harbor Dodge management would only confirm something "inappropriate" happened, and that they had notified authorities about the situation. But Turley says the dealership has done everything in their power to fix the situation, including offering to pay any costs incurred by Turley and Fowler in this case. Turley says the couple wanted to share their story in hopes that others will be cautious with their credit information.

"We don't want it to happen again," Turley says. "It's all about that rule, if it's not yours, leave it alone. We want the guy prosecuted, for sure."

On Sunday, Turley and Fowler, who is currently 8 months pregnant, drove four hours to Myrtle Beach from their home near Raleigh, North Carolina to meet with Horry County Police and announce their intentions to pursue charges in the case. 

Horry County Police confirmed they are investigating the case, but no warrants have been issued at this point in the investigation. WMBF News will keep a close eye on this case to let you know if or when that happens.

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