GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop Auto Fraud wishes to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our founder, Mr. Duane Overholt, who passed away suddenly on October 20, 2016.
A self-described "whistleblower", Mr. Overholt used his 24 years of experience in the automotive sales industry to become a leading consumer advocate. Mr. Overholt was known to have worked with the U.S. Secret Service, Florida Attorney General's Office, Department of Insurance & Banking, and with private attorneys to help consumers victimized by rogue employees at automotive dealerships. He was considered an industry expert on the internal and external flow of paperwork associated with automotive sales. His later mission was to uncover evidence of deceptive sales tactics and predatory lending practices, utilizing his positions in automobile dealerships as a salesman, wholesaler, used car manager, sales manager, finance, and insurance manager. This led to Overholt founding Stop Auto Fraud, a newly established non-profit.