Car salesman pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny charges for stealing nearly $37,000 from customers

Modified: March 28, 2012 11:53am


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 54 year old John Cavar, Jr. of 15 Beatrice Avenue, Buffalo, pleaded guilty yesterday morning before County Court Judge Michael D’Amico to four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, three counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and two counts of Petit Larceny, as charged in the indictment.  These are the highest charges for which Cavar could have been convicted had he gone to trial. 

Cavar admitted that during the period November 23, 2010 through June 3, 2011, while working as a salesman at Transitowne USA, 7428 Transit Road, Williamsville, he stole $36,994 by telling customers that they must pay for their cars with cash, and then keeping the monies. 

Cavar faces a maximum prison sentence of 13-1/3 – 40 years when he is sentenced on April 17, 2012 before the Hon. Michael D’Amico.  Cavar has been incarcerated since June 15, 2011 with regard to these charges.

Cavar commited the above crimes while awaiting sentence in connection with thefts totaling $14,519 that he had earlier committed using an identical method while working for Gillogly Chevrolet.  He pled guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, for which he received a 9 month prison sentence on January 5, 2012.