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High Risk, Low Reward: Employee Accused of Stealing ID for ’07 Corvette

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.

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Fla. Chevrolet Dealership Agrees to Million-Dollar Settlement

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.

Father/Son Dealers Face Federal Fraud Charges

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.

Zanan Launches Dealership Fraud Hotline

Compliance expert Max Zanan announced the launch of Dealership Fraud Hotline, a new service designed to help dealers combat corruption.

Brady Ware Launches New Business Model

Brady Ware Dealership Advisors has created a cross-departmental consulting group, offering dealers ‘strategic improvements’ to directly increase profits and brand value.

Former Ark. Dealership Employee Arrested on Embezzlement, Fraud Charges

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.

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.

NY AG: Brooklyn Dealership Targeted Non-English Speakers

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.

Can I Call Them or What?

Hudson’s warning of a coming crackdown on dealer fraud came too late for Nissan of New Rochelle and Sansone Hyundai.

The Coming Crackdown on Dealer Fraud

Statewide sweeps should convince dealers to clear the flim-flam artists from your F&I department.