No charges filed against Fla. Chevy finance manager accused of ID theft

Citing inadequate proof, authorities declined to file rates from a Miami Shores, Fla., dealership finance supervisor arrested on suspicion of id theft.

Tropical Chevrolet Finance Supervisor Sofia Pinedo, 31, was arrested by the Miami Shores Police Department in February just after Jennifer Umanzor documented showing up as a co-signer on an ex-boyfriend’s 2016 Porsche Macan with out authorization, police explained.

Assistant Condition Attorney Charles Heinemann declined this month to file a demand on the one depend, and Pinedo has returned to Tropical Chevrolet. She experienced been put on leave, the dealership reported in February.

“She did absolutely nothing wrong,” Pinedo’s legal professional, Michael Gottlieb, of Michael A. Gottlieb PA, explained Tuesday. “She’s thrilled to be back again at get the job done.”

Gottlieb claimed he experienced spelled out the circumstances to the prosecutor’s business office.

Pinedo originally advised authorities purchaser Bryce Crawford and his ex-girlfriend Umanzor were existing at the dealership for the signing on the Macan, which had a “finance amount of money” of $53,051.15.

But police reported Crawford and Umanzor agreed Umanzor was not existing. Crawford, who has not been accused in the situation, said the dealership had prepared to mail the paperwork to Umanzor, in accordance to law enforcement.

Pinedo had been mistaken about the Sept. 30 deal when she talked to law enforcement this 12 months, and she could not remember the circumstances of the transaction, according to Gottlieb. He mentioned the interaction transpired on a working day Pinedo dealt with 6 deals and oversaw at the very least six other individuals.

“While the defendant might be guilty of professional incompetence, the Point out has acquired no evidence that she deliberately allowed the victim’s identification to be utilized illegally,” Heinemann wrote in a memo March 4.

Gottlieb noted Heinemann’s “minimal dig” at Pinedo’s ability and mentioned everyone manufactured mistakes.

Gottlieb identified as Pinedo very good at her task and explained the incident most likely would make her more diligent.

“She’ll likely be better transferring ahead,” he said. “We’ll all be superior off for it.”

Pinedo explained to Automotive News she’d worked as a finance manager for approximately a ten years, managed 70 to 80 discounts a thirty day period and never had an issue with a buyer or employer right before.

Pinedo suggested fellow finance managers to “be informed,” expressing what transpired to her could happen to everyone.

“It can be these a rapid business enterprise,” she claimed.

In accordance to an investigator, Crawford was adamant Umanzor agreed to co-indication the loan, when she was adamant she had not completed so. Police said they couldn’t make a determination either way.

No 1 else has been accused in the case, in accordance to police.

Crawford and an attorney for Umanzor declined to remark Tuesday on the state attorney’s final decision.