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December 26, 2012 6:11 PM

Financial losses mount as FBI continues probe of former Lavin used car dealership in Myrtle Beach

A pair of local financial institutions has lost an estimated $7.8 million in a long-running check kiting scheme investigators say was perpetrated by Howie Lavin, co-owner of the once-popular Lavin Cars used automobile dealership that suddenly shut its doors in early May.

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