Daily Car News Bulletin for September 26, 2016
Embezzlement of $2 Million From Ford-Lincoln Dealership
DeAnne Ogden, 54, pleaded guilty of embezzlement of 2 million dollars. A service manager noticed payments to nonexistent vendors. The police determined Ogden had embezzled nearly $2 million from the dealership over seven years. Ogden was arrested in February and pleaded guilty to the thefts on Sept. 15. She was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Hundreds of Recalled Takata Airbags Ruptured During Testing
Documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that of 245,000 recalled airbag inflators pulled from cars and tested, 660 ruptured. Testing has shown that the inflators degrade over time, so Takata has been repairing older cars first while replacement parts are being manufactured.
Six Finalists to Design Next Delivery Vehicle for Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.