Orange Co. car dealer allegedly stole $250K from buyers

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

A car dealer arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing over a quarter of a million dollars from customers bonded out of jail Friday.

Investigators said Alex Rosario isn't even allowed to be a car dealer.

This isn't the first time Rosario has been in trouble. In 2010, Channel 9 reported on how Rosario defrauded customers by selling cars he didn't own the title to.

Late last year he was arrested for it again, and more victims came forward Thursday.

Buyers thought they were purchasing a car at the dealerships he operated, V12 Auto Sales and People's Choice.

Car dealer Angel Camacho said it's been nothing but “lies, lies, lies.”

Camacho is one of Rosario's alleged victims, and also the person who helped get him arrested.

He bought one of Rosario's car lots and discovered there were about 70 cars that didn't have clean titles.

According to reports, Rosario was falsifying paperwork to make the cars seem lien free.

"They didn't own the car, or they didn't have the titles, or the titles were sold to somebody else they didn't know, and the bank had the titles again," Camacho said.

Big Brother Auto took over the location on East Colonial Drive where Rosario used to operate V-12 Auto Sales.

The owner said off-camera several former customers of Rosario's have showed up looking for him because they lost their cars to repossession men.