TITLE

Calif. cracks down on body shop fraud

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Donna
PUB. DATE
July 2001
SOURCE
Automotive News;7/2/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5937, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals the prevalence of fraud in automobile body shops in California. State legislature's approval of a free inspection program for consumers starting July 2001; Billing of repaired body parts as replaced components; Use of aftermarket parts in place of original equipment parts stated in the billing; Billings for unperformed work.
ACCESSION #
4828970

 

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