The vice president of the Porsche dealer center in the US disappeared, taking 2.5 million customer dollarsSeptember 22, 2018
The top manager was in good standing, he worked in the company for 10 years, and no one expected him to do so.
Shiraz Sukralli was vice president of marketing for one of the largest dealer centers Champion Porsche, located in Florida (USA). The fraudster developed a cunning scheme – he opened a shell company with a similar name (Champion Autosport) and on her behalf collected money from clients. The matter is that the turn on exclusive models can last not one year. When Sukralli informed the clients that they should transfer the advance payment to the account of Champion Autosport, they were not surprised. The dealership center had no idea that Sukralli had been engaged in fraud for several years, he was in good standing and personally accompanied the deal to the particularly expensive 911 GT3 and GT3 RS models, writes rennlist.com.
Now the bank account of the front company is devastated, and the top manager himself disappeared in an unknown direction. It is known that Sukralli sent an e-mail to the office of the company Champion Porsche, where he repented in everything.
Deceived customers have already overwhelmed the complaints of the North American division of the manufacturer. It is not yet clear who will return money to customers, but Porsche and its Champion dealer will try to resolve this issue in order not to incur reputational losses.
Sukralli started working in the dealer center about ten years ago. By and large he had a great reputation: he was considered an “excellent guy” who “always cared about the customers.” It is also known that he has 10 children.