Customers of consignment dealer lose cars and money
Karen Owen, CTV Calgary
Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 5:27PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 2, 2014 6:46PM MDT
Victims of an auto consignment dealer say law enforcement dropped the ball.
They say Treadz Auto should have been closed down.
Instead the company pulled a midnight move, taking customers’ cars and money with it.
Customer complaints lodged at the Calgary Police Service and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council went nowhere.
Kim Olowa consigned her Infiniti to Treadz last October, but continued to pay off her $22,000 car loan. She says she got suspicious of Treadz in June when she went to a registry and found her car was registered in someone else’s name.
Olowa says she called police but was told it was civil matter only.
Some customers of Treadz want to organize a class action against the police and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council for failing to act.
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