Wichita used automobile dealership banned from gross sales in Kansas, should pay $159k, DA says

James G. Cole

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — iDeal Motors, LLC, a used automobile dealership in south Wichita, has been banned from doing enterprise in Kansas, District Lawyer Marc Bennett stated in a information launch on Friday.

The information launch says a $159,328.41 default judgment was entered towards iDeal Motors and its house owners, Adam and Andrea Newbrey, for violations of the Kansas Shopper Safety Act (KCPA).

The Shopper Safety Division says it obtained two complaints that iDeal Motors, which was positioned at 4435 S. Broadway Ave., failed to offer titles to the consumers.

An investigation present in one transaction, iDeal Motors bought a scrap automobile to a buyer with out being correctly licensed, used an unlicensed salesperson on the transaction, willfully withheld from the client that the automobile was a scrap automobile, and falsely instructed the client the automobile was a salvage automobile.

Within the second transaction, the Shopper Safety Division says iDeal Motors bought a automobile with open security remembers and didn’t disclose that data to the consumers.

The information launch says in each transactions, iDeal Motors didn’t ship the title inside 60 days and issued a number of sixty-day non permanent registration permits in violation of Kansas legislation.

In 2019, iDeal Motors and Adam Newbrey entered right into a consent judgment with the DA’s workplace, promising to make an excellent religion effort to resolve new shopper complaints. The Shopper Safety Division alleged the dealership and Newbery willfully didn’t cooperate with the investigation.

The default judgment requires iDeal Motors to pay over $24,000 in restitution to clients and $90,000 in civil penalties for the KCPA violations, along with different prices and bills.

The court docket additionally imposed an extra effective of $40,000 on iDeal Motors and Adam Newbrey for violations of the prior consent judgment.

The judgment revoked the enterprise license for iDeal Motors and completely banned the Newbreys from promoting motor autos in Kansas.

When shopping for a used automobile, the DA’s workplace offers the next suggestions:

  • Be sure to know as a lot as you may previous to the acquisition
  • Take into account asking to take the automobile for an unbiased inspection prior to purchasing the automobile.
  • Have the automobile inspected, ask for a automobile historical past report, and verify for remembers by clicking here.

The DA’s workplace says remembers are free and repairs are lined by the producer, and different questions of safety can also affect your determination to purchase the automobile.

The default judgment was filed on Aug. 26, 2022.


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