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Top 10 Fraud Stories of 2019

Top 10 Fraud Stories of 2019

A number of U.S. auto dealers and dealership sales and F&I personnel were the victims or alleged perpetrators in several major fraud cases this year.

December 30, 2019

Report: Inconsistent F&I Training Puts Dealerships at Risk
DOJ Mystery-Shopped Md. Dealership Before Suing for Racial Bias
Calif. AG Sues Blanco for Bank Fraud, False Advertising
Feds: NIADA’s Gabler, F&I Manager Indicted for Fraud

Feds: NIADA’s Gabler, F&I Manager Indicted for Fraud

Former National Independent Automobile Dealers Association leader Andy Gabler and Chad Bednarski, a finance manager at his Pennsylvania dealerships, were indicted on bank and wire fraud charges by a federal grand jury.

August 20, 2019

Study: Dealer Data Plagued by Human Error, Insider Threats, Deliberate Sabotage
Sagent Adds Experian’s Precise ID to Auto LOS
Brown & Brown Acquires UDS

Brown & Brown Acquires UDS

Brown & Brown Inc. has acquired the assets of United Development Systems Inc., the F&I performance and compliance management provider founded by Randy Crisorio in 1982.

May 15, 2019

Save the Date: Industry Summit Heads to New Orleans

Save the Date: Industry Summit Heads to New Orleans

This year’s Industry Summit will be held Nov. 4–6 at the New Orleans Marriott, offering the nation’s premier advanced F&I training curriculum, new and returning tracks and events, and free admission for the first 100 dealers and general managers who sign up when registration opens this summer.

May 2, 2019

RSVP for ACE Certification at Industry Summit

RSVP for ACE Certification at Industry Summit

Attendees of the upcoming Industry Summit and P&A Leadership Summit are invited to register for Automotive Compliance Education’s onsite certification review and exam for no additional charge.

September 27, 2018

FTC Shuts Down Websites Offering Fake Pay Stubs for Sale

FTC Shuts Down Websites Offering Fake Pay Stubs for Sale

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

Pa. Dealer Agrees to Pay $2.1 Million to End Prosecution Into Bank Fraud

Pa. Dealer Agrees to Pay $2.1 Million to End Prosecution Into Bank Fraud

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hallman Chevrolet falsified loan documents as well as costume jewelry brought in by customers as collateral for purported down payments over a six-year period beginning in 2009. The dealer, David Hallman, accepted responsibility for the scheme and agreed to pay a $1.4 million fine and more than $737,000 in restitution to end federal prosecution.

September 6, 2018

AG Coalition: CFPB Has 'No Authority to Overrule' High Court’s ECOA Interpretation
Calif. Board: GM Violated State Law in Attempting to Cancel Dealer's Franchise
Senate Committee Narrowly Confirms Trump's Pick to Head BCFP