The Arizona Department of Transportation has charged Randall Cepi with fraud, forgery, and theft, accusing the former employee of a Flagstaff Nissan dealership with stealing a customer’s nonpublic personal information to secure a loan for a used Chevrolet Corvette.
August 8, 2019
The former owners of Jacksonville, Fla.’s Riverside Chevrolet will pay more than $1 million in restitution and fines to settle charges of failing to pay trade-in liens, state sales tax, and employee withholding taxes.
August 5, 2019
Mehdi and Saaed Moslem have been charged with tax and bank fraud after IRS and FBI investigators say they uncovered a scheme to hide — then inflate — income from their Upstate New York auto dealership.
August 5, 2019
Compliance expert Max Zanan announced the launch of Dealership Fraud Hotline, a new service designed to help dealers combat corruption.
May 7, 2019
Janet Christine Stair is charged with concocting a service-ticket scheme that defrauded a Hot Springs Chrysler dealership of more than $17,000 and charged its factory nearly $12,000 for phantom warranty work.
April 2, 2019
The operators of websites that sold fake pay stubs and other financial documents have agreed to permanently shut down their business as part of separate settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, the regulator announced this week.
September 19, 2018
Bay Ridge Honda has agreed to pay $423,000 in restitution and penalties to settle charges of deceptive acts and practices that followed dozens of complaints from aggrieved customers, many of whom are non-English speakers.
July 9, 2018
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has filed charges against Queens-based Major World and its three used-vehicle dealerships for allegedly employing deceptive financing and sales practices that targeted low-income and immigrant consumers.
March 23, 2017
The former CEO of Valor Federal Credit Union was charged with executing a scheme to defraud the credit union of approximately $718,000 to pay for his personal credit card, college tuition, his wife's birthday party, and a golf tournament sponsorship.
June 21, 2016
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and AutoSource Group, a used-car dealership, have settled a lawsuit filed by the regulator earlier this year. The dealership was accused of failing to disclose the condition of its cars, among other things.
July 28, 2015
The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers.
June 30, 2015
Federal prosecutors have accused the general manager of Serra Nissan of directing dealership employees to falsify sales reports to receive incentive payments from the manufacturer. Earlier in the week, the dealership’s controller was arrested for fraud.
June 10, 2015
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has suspended the licenses of five Detroit used-vehicle dealers after an investigation uncovered multiple fraudulent acts, including the sale of cars containing stolen parts and record-keeping violations.
June 3, 2015
The FBI is offering $20,000 for the arrest of a New Jersey dealer who has reportedly fled the country after more than 75 people filed complaints against him.
March 19, 2015
The former office manager of a Pennsylvania dealership was sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison for stealing nearly $700,000 from the business.
March 12, 2015