Two felony counts currently filed, as an Alma man is arrested for allegedly running an illegal auto dealership.
Officials with the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board and Harlan County Attorney were on hand to serve a search warrant and arrest warrant at the High Plains Claims Company around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities say 53-year-old Max Siegel was arrested after a nearly month long investigation into an unlicensed auto dealership.
Out of the 36 vehicles located at the business, 23 were seized along with titles, financial records, and money.
Officials say there was no indication of any stolen vehicles, and it is currently unknown how many cars were sold while in business.
"Licensing of auto dealers is an important thing in Nebraska because it provides for a bond that they have to post and regulate by the state," said Harlan County Attorney Bryan McQuay. "This case will bring attention to the fact that somebody's selling a lot of cars, they have to have that dealer's license so that the state can regulate it."
Siegel was taken to Harlan County Jail and is out on bond.
The Nebraska State Patrol, the Nebraska Department of Revenue and Auto Dealer's Licensing Board will be reviewing all seized evidence.
Arraignment is set for September 20.