Disciplinary actions: Vehicle dealers

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August 2015

Richard Elbert Culbertson — Yakima

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist + $2,000 fine

Jess Ford of Grand Coulee — Grand Coulee

  • Finding: Sold vehicle which didn’t meet WA emission standards.
  • Action: $1,000 fine

Infiniti of Tacoma at Fife — Fife

  • Finding: Two late title transfers
  • Action: $1,000 fine is stayed for one year pending no similar violations.

KMB Garage — Kent

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist + $4,000 fine

Lucash Motors — Kent

  • Finding: Eleven late title transfers
  • Action: $3,000 fine

Promis Keeper Auto Sales — Wilbur

  • Finding: Failure to maintain records
  • Action: $250 fine

July 2015

Auto Town Auto Sales — Pasco

  • Finding: Late title transfer for 1 vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,000 and 3-day suspension of license.

Northtown Auto Liquidators —Spokane

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 5 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $2,500.

Spirit Auto Center of Everett —Renton

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title prior to selling vehicle, failure to transfer title.
  • Action: Fined $1,750.

Affordable Auto Sales —Snohomish

  • Finding: Failure to maintain normal business hours and failure to have records available for inspection.
  • Action: Suspension of license, stayed for 6 months pending no similar violations.

Autos Only Lynnwood —Burien

  • Finding: Failure to accept or reject purchaser’s contract within 4 business days.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Trailer Source —Orting

  • Finding: Fraudulent use of dealer temporary permits to transport 4 trailers from Canada.
  • Action: Fined $1,500 and 3-day suspension of license which is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Larson Chrysler Jeep Dodge —Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 6 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $4,500.

Rockstar Rides —Kent

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 7 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $5,750.

MHA, Inc. — Seattle

  • Finding: Late title transfers, unlawful use of dealer temporary permits.
  • Action: Dealer license is revoked for 5 years.

June 2015

Fitz Custom Marine — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Failure to maintain exterior sign.
  • Action: Fined $250, $150 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Martinez Autos — Sunnyside

  • Finding: Falsifying date of sale on title documents and late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $5,500 and 3-day dealer license suspension which is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner — Sumner

  • Finding: Late title transfers and failure to pay off lien holder for 5 vehicles.
  • Action: Dealers license is revoked for 10 years.

Paul Evert’s RV Country — Fife

  • Finding: Late title transfers of 26 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $13,000, $7,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Nicholas J. Costello — Vancouver

  • Finding:Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease & desist and fined $6,000.

Hertz Car Sales — Seatac

  • Finding: Late title transfers of 24 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $12,000, $6,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Harris Ford Lincoln — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title prior to selling vehicles, falsification of date of sale, late title transfers of 8 vehicles, failure to pay off liens for 3 vehicles, unlawful issuance of multiple dealer temporary permits.
  • Action: Fined $12,000, $7,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Jeremias Mejia Velasquez — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease & desist and fined $5,000, $2,600 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

United Motors — United Motors

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “salvage/rebuilt” status of vehicle and late title transfer of same vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, $1,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Camp Chevrolet Camp Cadillac — Spokane

  • Finding: Late title transfers of three vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Best Deals — Omak

  • Finding: Falsified date of sale on Vehicle Temporary Permit Certificate of Fact for Address Verification.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $500 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

May 2015

Delgri Auto Sales — Shoreline

  • Finding: Failure to pay disciplinary fine.
  • Action: Ordered to pay outstanding disciplinary fine.

South Bay Motor — University Place

  • Finding: Falsification of vehicle sale date.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Evergreen Sales and Lease — Federal Way

  • Finding: Failure to disclose Documentary Fee in advertisement.
  • Action: Fined $1,250.

Lucas Matthew Christianson — Ravensdale

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $7,000, $6,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Parras Auto Sales — Pasco

  • Finding: Falsification of sale, delivery, and signature date on title transfer application.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep — Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $10,500, $6,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Dwayne Lane’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

April 2015

Roy Y Auto Sales — Spanaway

  • Finding: Falsified documents.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $800 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Adly Fouad Riad — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist dealer activity, fined $5,000, $4,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Columbia Ford Hyundai — Longview

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $500, $400 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Import Auto Sales — Everett

  • Finding: E-permit recordkeeping.
  • Action: Fined $500, $400 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

March 2015

Lux Motors — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: Falsified documents.
  • Action: Fined $2,500, $500 is stayed, and 3-day suspension which is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Ship Harbor Yacht Sales — Anacortes

  • Finding: Failure to utilize a non interest bearing trust account for deposit.
  • Action: Suspension of vessel dealer license, fined $1,000, which are stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Rodrigo Sanchez Nava — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Lang Autosports — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Failure to apply for transfer of title into the name of the purchaser, dealer temporary permit issued without authority from the Department of Licensing, and falsifying a title application.
  • Action: Fined $2,250, $250 is stayed, and 3-day suspension which is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Norma Guizar — Pasco, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, $4000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

February 2015

Desert Thunder Custom Cycles — Moses Lake

  • Finding: Selling out of class.
  • Action: Fined $6,000, $5,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Northwest Motorsports — Puyallup

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $9,000, $4,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

January 2015

Ehli Auctions — Tacoma

  • Finding: Forged documents.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

December 2014

Jose A. Parades Lomas — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $11,000, $10,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

A Always Low Rate Towing — Tacoma

  • Finding: Forged documents.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, $750 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Alaa DS Al Bayati — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, $5,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Rodrigo Sanchez Nava — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000.

Honda Imports — Kent

  • Finding: Failure to disclose Salvage/Rebuilt status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, $2,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

November 2014

Burkett’s Auto Sales — Centralia

  • Finding: Failure to disclose Salvage/Rebuilt status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $2,000, $1,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Michael Sol Cohen — Olympia

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, $5,900 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Tacoma Auto Outlet — Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: 3-day suspension and fined $2,000.

Edwin F. Lopez Tevalan — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $6,000.

Good Body Shop — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failure to disclose Salvage/Rebuilt status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $750 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Provider’s Publicity — Auburn

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $5,000 fine, $4,750 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

October 2014

Chet’s Honda — Quincy

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, $5,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Floriberta Bengochea-Salgado — Toppenish

  • Finding: Failure to transfer titles of 10 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, $4,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Joseph Kenneth Marvin — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $10,000, $9,800 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

September 2014

Curbside Motors — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to accept/reject offer within 4 days.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Marlon Brando Cox — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $2,000.

International Auto — Portland, OR

  • Finding:Selling retail with a Wholesale license.
  • Action: Fined $2,000.

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