• Fancy cars, jewelry, rare items up for auction at Siskey estate

    By: Allison Latos


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Millions of dollars in cars, furniture and jewelry that belonged to a Charlotte businessman at the center of a Ponzi scheme will be auctioned off on Thursday.

    The auctioneer took anchor Allison Latos inside Rick Siskey's estate Monday for a first look at the high-priced items.

    [IMAGES: Items up for auction at Siskey estate]

    Nearly everything inside the Charlotte businessman’s Sharon Road mansion is up for auction to repay creditors who lost millions investing in his company.

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    Siskey took his own life soon after a judge ruled the government could seize his home.

    “Anytime you have these types of assets and the notoriety of the alleged scheme, we're going to have a large amount of interest,” auctioneer Will Lilly said.

    Lilly showed Latos the incredible car collection from modern to classic.

    “(There is a) 1958 V-8 Chevrolet Corvette,” Lilly said. “A really nice restoration.”

    (VIDEO CLIP: Click PLAY to check out some of the classic cars up for auction)

    There are also antique vehicles up for auction.

    “This is a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 290,” Lilly said.

    About 45 guitars with autographs from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones can be found in the man cave.

    Furniture, watches and fine jewelry are also up for grabs.

    Attorney Lane Williamson will handle the proceeds.

    “So his family won’t see a dime?” Latos asked.

    “That is correct,” Williamson said.

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    He said creditors are owed more than $50 million and it's unclear how much they could see from the sale.

    “My main focus right now is to figure out how to be fair,” Williamson said.

    Channel 9 confirmed that over the weekend, Siskey's son threw a party at the SouthPark house.

    Siskey's son sent out a picture on Instagram of the partygoers wearing bathing suits by the pool.

    Lilly said he alerted the Realtor of the unauthorized access and immediately sent a team to make sure all the auction items were safe.

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