Women allegedly ran illegal car dealerships in Lancaster County
PENN TWP., Lancaster County, Pa. — State Police in Lancaster County say two women illegally sold cars using two Manheim-area dealership addresses. But none of the cars sold by Sourceone Auto, LLC or the neighboring Cartime Auto Sales were ever actually sold at the property. The deals were all conducted person to person by salespeople who never even spent time at the dealerships. Police say Bella Chernyhovsky, 46, of Philadelphia, and Anna Koldakova, 39, of Holland, Pa, which is in Bucks County, employed dozens of salespeople in various states that had never even been to the dealerships. Koldakova and Chernyhovsky submitted fraudulent information on at least half of them to subvert the criminal background check process required to obtain a car dealer license in Pennsylvania.
The salespeople did not know Koldakova and Chernyhovsky falsified their information. They provided driver’s license and social security numbers and assumed the dealership was taking care of the process.
Koldakova and Chernyhovsky are charged with unprofessional conduct, material mistatement in application for licensure and failure to comply with Board of Vehicle regulations. They also are charged with failing to keep records for the use of Dealer Plates, which they collected rent for from the salespeople and which racked up $1500 in traffic fines.