Thieving Dealers

"I learned it from the boss," might be the excuse some dealership employees have in mind for the latest round of fraud at car dealerships.

According to Wards Dealer Business Magazine, more and more employees at car dealerships are getting caught stealing from the dealership itself. Last year, big time California dealer, Cal Worthington, had two employees steal a big chunk from himi to fund their gambling habit. And earlier this year, a Chief Financial Officer for a Florida luxury dealership was reportedly caught stealing to pay off his own large gambling debts. Apparently gambling is a problem in the car business?

And in New York, the FBI is investigating a car theft ring involving at least two dealerships where they say dealership managers were involved in arranging for the theft of new vehicles to be shipped out to the Dominican Republic.

If car dealership people will steal from the hand that feeds them, what makes you think they won't try to pull one over on you, the customer?

Now is a good time to start being very, very careful when you go on any car dealer's lot. Maybe the first question you should ask is "Been to Vegas lately?"

Burdge Law Office

Helping Consumers Protect Themselves From Crooked Car Dealers Since 1978

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Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.