Saugerties car dealer faces criminal charges

Earlier today, Saugerties Police, together with detectives and investigators with the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Division of Field Investigation Unit, arrested 53-year-old Derek S. Winnie of Saugerties and 54-year-old Deborah L. Ferraro of Saugerties incidental to an ongoing investigation involving Winnies Car Dealership, AKA 9W Auto Sales, located at 3064 Route 9W Town of Saugerties.

As a result of the joint investigation:

Derek S. Winnie  was charged with:

  • 2-Counts Forgery in the 2nd Degree – D Felony
  • 3-Counts for  Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree – E Felony
  • 2-Counts Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree  E-Felony
  • 1-Count Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree – A Misdemeanor


 Deborah L. Ferraro was charged with:

  • 1-Count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree –  D Felony
  • 1-Count Offering A False Instrument –  E Felony
  • 1-Count Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree – A Misdemeanor

According to Saugerties police, both Winnie and Ferraro are alleged to have forged DMV paperwork pertaining to the sale and registration of vehicles, manufactured a registration sticker and operated a vehicle with switched plates.

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  1. Jaymes Nohns

    With local/common knowledge of what has been going on at this dealership, for well over twenty years. How is this man still in business? Who is actually buying a car from this dealership? Has anyone read the reviews?

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