Unlicensed Used Car Dealer Investigated

Unlicensed Used Car Dealer Investigated


BUYING A VEHICLE FROM A LICENSED DEALER MEANS THE STATE OF NEBRASKA CAN MAKE SURE ALL THE RULES ARE FOLLOWED TO PROTECT YOU THE CUSTOMER. SO WHEN A LOT FILLS UP WITH CARS FOR SALE-THE LICENSING BOARD STAFF TAKES NOTICE. MIKE MCKNIGHT FOUND ONE AND THE STATE TOOK ACTION. HERE’S TONIGHT’S SIX ON YOUR SIDE INVESTIGATION. BRYAN EICHER ISN’T KICKING TIRES BUT HE’S TAKING VINS. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS. HE’S AN INVESTIGATOR WITH THE NEBRASKA MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING BOARD. BRYAN EICHER/STATE INVESTIGATOR SAID, “WE HAVE A LOT OF CARS ALL STACKED UP WITH NO REGISTRATIONS, NO LICENSE PLATES AND STACKED INA CORNER LIKE THIS ITS DEFINITELY SUSPICIOUS FOR US..” ANYONE OF US CAN SELL UP TO EIGHT VEHICLES ARE YEAR BUT EACH MUST BE REGISTERED WITH ALL THE TAXES AND FEES PAID. THESE DON’T APPEAR TO BE SO A DEALERS LICENSED IS REQUIRED TO SELL THEM. SIX ON YOUR SIDE APPROACHED THE OWNER NAMED JOSE WHO ASKED NOT TO BE IDENTIFIED. JOSE/CAR SELLER SAID, “I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS REQUIRED FOR A PERMIT FOR ME TO SELL VEHICLES. JOSE SAYS HE’S SOLD BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE VEHICLES IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS. MCKNIGHT SAID, “$6,500 THE WINDSHIELD PRICE FOR THIS VEHICLE BUT THAT’S NOT AN OFFER SHEET. ITS A WARNING FROM THE STATE. ANYONE WHO SELLS MORE THAN EIGHT VEHICLES A YEAR WITHOUT A LICENSE COULD FACE A FELONY.” THE STATE WILL GIVE JOSE A CHANCE TO AVOID CHARGES IF HE EITHER REGISTERS ALL THE VEHICLES OR MAKES APPLICATION AND IS APPROVED FOR A DEALERS LICENSE. BRYAN EICHER/STATE INVESTIGATOR SAID, “ITS MORE FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION BECAUSE WHEN YOU START TO SELL SO MANY CARS YOU CAN END UP HAVING COMPLAINTS AND ITS EASIER TO TRACK IF WE HAVE DEALERS WE CAN REGULATE.”. TURNING A STORE PARKING LOT INTO A CAR LOT ALSO REQUIRES ZONING APPROVAL. ITS NEXT TO REMODELED APARTMENTS IN THE RENEWED URBAN VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD. JOSE/CAR SELLER SAID, “I DON’T WANT TO HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE NEIGHBORS I’VE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME. I DON’T WANT TO CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS TO THE NEIGHBORS. SO THE UNLICENSED DEALER JUMP STARTED A NEIGHBORLY APPEARANCE BY MOVING ALL THE VEHICLES FROM THE STORE PARKING LOT. THE INVESTIGATOR WILL TRACK WHERE THEY GO TO MAKE SURE THE SELLER TAKES THE RIGHT PATH TO BECOMING A LICENSED USED CAR DEALER. NEAR 30TH AND LEAVENWORTH MIKE MCKNIGHT WOWT6 NEWS THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD HAS FIVE INVESTIGATORS COVERING NEBRASKA. ONE OF THEM WILL BE FOLLOWING UP ON THIS CASE. THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLES DID CONTACT THE STATE ABOUT GETTING HIS DEALERS LICENSE

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