By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with impersonating an attorney and a banking official in an attempt to purchase a new car from the Union Sales Dodge dealership in Martinsburg, according to court records.
The man told a Union Sales manager that he had been awarded $2.5 million from a local hospital due to a permanent disfiguration of his arm, and that he wanted to purchase a car, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
Someone claiming to be a vice-president at One Valley Bank later called Union Sales Dodge and stated there was money in the dealership's account, and that it was okay to release a new $24,000 truck to the man, according to court records.