Fighting off fraud
- Texas court OKs dealer termination. Woodyard, Michael // Automotive News;07/10/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5883, p31
Presents updates on two car-dealer-related fraud cases in the United States as of July 10, 2000. Texas Court of Appeals' affirmation of the termination of Metro Ford Truck Sales Inc. as a Dallas Sterling Truck Corp. dealer; Involvement of dealer Daniel Foley Jr. in the case; Sentencing of...
- Unhappy van buyer gets day in court. Freedman, Eric // Automotive News;10/16/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5899, p26
Reports that the Missouri Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing a Hazelwood dealership of fraudulently misrepresenting the condition and history of a used minivan in statements a salesman allegedly made. Court's restoration of a breach-of-contract claim against the...
- Odometer fraud costs dealers, makers. Sawyers, Arlena // Automotive News;8/19/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5998, p32
Reports the occurrence of odometer fraud among the automobile dealers and manufacturers in the U.S. Marketing and selling of used vehicles; Payment for warranty works on vehicles; Lack of accurate junk title and flood damage.
- How dealers can protect themselves from bad actors. // Automotive News;6/29/2015, Vol. 89 Issue 6679, p0012
The author offers recommendations on how automobile dealers can address the incidences of fraud committed by other car dealers and mentions the importance of transparency and compliance to the regulatory rules governing the car dealer industry.
- 2 L.A. dealers settle charges. Rechtin, Mark // Automotive News;4/26/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5496, p1
Reports on the settlement of cases of fraud filed against Toyota of North Hollywood and City Ford in Los Angeles, California. Sale of cars for higher prices than advertised; Sale of used cars as new; Signing of English contracts by Latino buyers despite negotiations in Spanish; Payment of fines.
- Ex.-Tenn. manager's conviction upheld. Freedman, Eric // Automotive News;11/17/1997, Vol. 71 Issue 5740, p30
States that a former manager of a Chattanooga, Tennessee dealership lost the appeal of his federal conviction for fraud and money laundering. The defendant being Allan Ledford, who was manager of Long Pontiac Co.; The use of inaccurate bookkeeping entries to cover the fraud.
- Long Island dealership closes amid fraud charges. Herman, Jack // Automotive News;7/23/2007, Vol. 81 Issue 6265, p8
The article reports that the Universal Auto World luxury used-vehicle dealership in Long Island, New York has closed amid fraud charges. The fraud was discovered during the investigation of the murder of Universal salesman Collin Thomas. Investigators have discovered that Universal employees...
- Louisiana looks into auto sales fraud. Ott, Karalynn // Automotive News;10/13/1997, Vol. 71 Issue 5735, p16
States that the attorney general office in Louisiana has formed a special section to control automobile sales fraud because of the number of complaints from consumers. Comments from Rodley Henry, head of the squad; Complaints such as failure to deliver title.
- Serra store troubles. // Automotive News;6/22/2015, Vol. 89 Issue 6678, p0026
The article reports on the legal problems faced by Serra Nissan and Serra Volkswagen car dealerships in Birmingham, Alabama due to alleged fraudulent activities between 2010 and 2013.