Former Logan and Nebraska vehicle dealer execs sue bank, Toyota arm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Three former executives of a Scottsbluff cardealership have filed a lawsuit against their bank and Toyota’sfinancial arm over accusations that the three stole dozens ofvehicles off their own lot. Allen Patch, Rachel Fait and Rick Covello were investigatedafter more than 80 vehicles disappeared from Legacy Auto Group inMarch 2009 and later turned up in Utah, Wyoming, Las Vegas and inScottsbluff. Charges were dropped. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the auto executivessay Platte Valley Bank and Toyota gave false information toauthorities that indicated they – not the auto dealership – ownedthe vehicles. Platte Valley Bank has asked for the case to be dismissed. Messages left for a Toyota attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

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