Auto Repair Shop Owner Allegedly Scrapped Customers' Cars

The former owner of an auto repair business in Phelps has been arrested on grand larceny charges after he closed his shop...and then allegedly sent his customer's cars to the crusher without their permission.

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says 47-year-old Thomas Bayer Sr. of Geneva arranged for several of his former customers cars to be scrapped as he closed down his business. He was arraigned in Ontario County Court and is being held without bail pending a court appearance.


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