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Attorney General Files Suit Against Car Lot

Reported: May. 16, 2014 9:46 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sean Delancey) -- A used car shop in some serious trouble after the West Virginia attorney general files suit.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit on behalf of 22 alleged victims of sales made by Downtown Used Auto on Third Avenue.

The lawsuit alleges Thomas Matthews, who owns the auto shop, violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and several other consumer protection laws.

The attorney general's office claims the dealership illegally sold consumers cars "as is" that couldn't pass a state inspection, misrepresented fees associated with financing their vehicles in house and issued warrantees on vehicles that didn't meet standards set by law.

Eyewitness News went over to the dealership Friday and Mathews wasn't saying anything.

Since Eyewitness News first brought you this story on Thursday, the attorney general said roughly 15 more people have come forward with complaints against downtown used auto sales.



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