Disciplinary actions: Vehicle dealers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

March 2014

AAA Auto Liquidators — Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $100.

Baydo Chevrolet — McKenna

  • Finding: Sold vehicles not meeting emissions standards.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Blue Sky Auto Wholesale — Everett

  • Finding: Failed to disclose rebuilt status of vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Ivan Burlak — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $7,000.

Gilbert Chrysler Jeep Dodge — Walla Walla

  • Finding: Late title transfers, failure to timely pay off lienholders of trade-in vehicles, sale of vehicles without possession of title, failure to pay previous penalty.
  • Action: License revoked for 10 years, fined $19,000.

Ilian M. Iliev — Burien

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $7,000.

R & R Iris — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to disclose rebuilt status of vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Smart Choice Auto Sales — Seattle

  • Finding: Retail sales without a retail license.
  • Action: Fined $100.

Anthony Ricky Ristick — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $8,000.

Matthew Stevens dba Platinum Auto Wholesale — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $8,000.

January 2014

Contractor’s Machinery Corporation — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $13,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) if there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Independence Auto Center dba Best Bet Auto dba Zein Automobiles, Inc. dbaZagautogroup.com — Everett

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

Bickford Motors, Inc. — Snohomish

  • Finding: Sold vehicle not meeting emissions standards.
  • Action: Fined $2,000.

BAM Mobile Services, Inc. — Woodinville

  • Finding: Illegal use of transporter plates.
  • Action: Revocation of license stayed pending no further violations.

Full House Auto — Puyallup

  • Finding: Failed to disclose rebuilt status of vehicles.
  • Action: $3,000 fine, $2,500 of which stayed (not imposed) if there are no further violations within 1 year.

Triple R Auto Sales, Ramon Reynoso — Wapato

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $5,000.

December 2013

Enterprise Rent-A-Car — Renton

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $3,250.

KK Enterprises — Shoreline

  • Finding: Place of business violations.
  • Action: They agreed to be in compliance by November 22, 2013.

Mai Xia Yang — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) if there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Nissan of the Eastside at Bellevue — Renton

  • Finding: Advertising violations for an unlicensed motor vehicle dealer subagency.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Nissan of the Eastside — Renton

  • Finding: Advertising violations for an unlicensed motor vehicle dealer subagency.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Peter Stevens — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,500.

Sunwest — Yakima

  • Finding: Didn’t have possession of a vehicle title at the time of sale.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Western Peterbilt, Inc. — Seattle

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle without possessing the title.
  • Action: Fined $500.

November 2013

Gustavo Torres Aguilar — Wenatchee

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $7,000.

Camp Automotive, Inc. — Spokane

  • Finding: Sold 2 vehicles that didn’t meet state emission requirements, but unwound the transactions when they found out about the status of the vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $500, which is stayed (not imposed) for 1 year as long as there are no similar violations.

Jeffrey Collins — Arlington

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

Arturo Guillen Diaz — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) for 1 year as long as there are no similar violations.

Joseph Christopher Dion — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $7,000.

Export Auto Inc. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to disclose that a vehicle had been destroyed and rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,000 and license suspended for 3 days. The suspension is stayed (not imposed) for 1 year, as long as there are no similar violations.

Zeth Gardner — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000.

Import City Motors — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to disclose that a vehicle had been destroyed and rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,750.

Steven L. Noyes — Sultan

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

West Hills Honda — Bremerton

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $500.

October 2013

Bobbi Jo Miller — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $3,500.

Autonation Chevrolet Spokane Valley — Spokane

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle that didn’t meet vehicle emissions standards.
  • Action: Fined $250.

John Allen Casper — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

David Bruce Crooker, Jr. — Lakewood

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

Andre Luis Franklin — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $9,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Freer’s Auto Sales, LLC — Quincy

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle without clearly disclosing in writing on the purchase order agreement that the vehicle is an insurance salvage rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Full House Auto — Puyallup

  • Finding: On 3 separate occasions, sold and failed to disclose on the face of the purchase order that the vehicles had been totaled out by an insurance company and rebuilt. Failed to request a hearing and/or return a signed Agreed Order.
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

Gary Johnson Properties Inc., dba GT Auto Sales — Tacoma

  • Finding: Several cases of:
    • Late title transfers
    • Overcharged fees
    • Bushing
    • Misrepresentation of down payments
  • Finding: Fined $25,000.

Michael Duane Johnson — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Miralen Kurta — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000.

James Edward Lewis, Jr. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Alfredo Prudente Mendez — Beverly

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Joey Jay Murphy

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

My Town Motors — Auburn

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $8,500.

Silvio Aguilar Quinones — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000.

Robert Reid — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $1,500.

Ray Allen Solomon, Jr. — Mount Vernon

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $9,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Touch of Class Auto Body — Battle Ground

  • Finding: Advertisement violations.
  • Action: Fined $500.

September 2013

Trucks Plus, Inc. — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $10,500. $5,500 is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

Robert Wayne Bailey — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist. Fined $600, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

Leonid P. Mironets — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Jackie Lamar Linville — Tacoma

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

Clinton Ervin Taylor — Seattle

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

David Lee Babcock — Eatonville

  • Finding: Failed to disclose on the purchase orders that vehicles had been totaled and rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Cecilio Medina Alvarez — Seatac

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

Vladimir Diordyuk, Tatyana Diordyuk, Peter Romanovich Popov - Everett, dba Auto Imports LLC. — Idaho

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $9,000.

Cameron Smith, Tyler Hanson, Paul Sluss, dba 3 Guys Automotive, Inc. — Everson

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $3,000.

Steven Gary Schovaers — Spokane

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $6,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year, and ordered to cease and desist.

Corby Eugene Turner — Toledo

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, which is stayed as long there are no similar violations for one year, and ordered to cease and desist.

Tony Thomas — Bremerton

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.  Fined $3,500, which $2,000 is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

Exelon Auto Sales — Auburn

  • Finding: Sold four vehicles without clearly disclosing in writing on the purchase order agreement that the vehicles were insurance salvage rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

James David Huckeba — Bothell

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year, and ordered to cease and desist.

H & K Auto Sales — Aberdeen

  • Finding: 
    • Disposed of a vehicle that has been totaled out by an insurance company.
    • Failed to build that vehicle and apply for transfer into the name of the dealership.
    • Failed to apply for transfer of title into the name of the purchaser.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Alejandro Leon Pena — Tacoma

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

Brentwood Auto Sales Ltd. — Woodinville

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle and falsified the signatures of three prior registered owners on the Odometer Disclosure Statements submitted to the Department of Licensing to transfer title.
  • Action: Vehicle dealer license number #7758 suspended for 3 days.

August 2013

Ali Kathem Al Meedi — Arlington

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

BGC Auto Sales — Arlington

  • Finding: Didn’t clearly disclose in writing on a purchase order agreement that a vehicle was an insurance salvage rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Dennis Orin Brown — Hoquiam

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

CA Sales — Kennewick

  • Finding:
    • Failed to disclose to a purchaser that the odometer/speedometer cluster on that vehicle had been changed.
    • Failed to include their correct name and address in the purchase order.
  • Action: Fined $2,250, and vehicle dealer license #7962 suspended for 7 days.

Satnam Singh Randhawa — University Place

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

Albert Rodrigues, Jr. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $9,000 and ordered to cease and desist.

Jack G. Simmons — North Bend and Enumclaw

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

July 2013

Dennis William Britton — Arlington

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $7,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

David Castor — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

Louis Catiller — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $8,000 and ordered to cease and desist.

Victor Chavez — Seattle

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

Clark County Towing, Inc. — Battle Ground

  • Finding:
    • Failed to submit abandoned vehicle reports in the allotted time.
    • Auctioned a vehicle prior to the time allowed by law.
    • Failed to mail notice of custody and sale within the allotted time.
  • Action: $6,250 fine and 14-day license suspension, both stayed.

Jerry Smith Chevrolet — Anacortes

  • Finding:
    • Sold a vehicle that didn’t meet California emission standards to a Washington resident.
    • Charged the buyer a $795 fee, which was listed as “other” on the purchase order agreement.
    • Didn’t have documentation reflecting their wholesale acquisition of the vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $2,500.

Rachel Amanda Jones — Tacoma

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

June 2013

Carl Reid, Carl’s Towing Sedro Woolley — Sedro Woolley

  • Findings:
    • Processed an Abandoned Vehicle Report late.
    • The twenty-four hour written impound notice to a law enforcement agency was missing from the vehicle transaction file.
    • A copy of the impound notification letter was missing from the vehicle transaction file.
  • Action: Fined $500.

George H. Lawrence III, Kelly D. Lawrence, Consumer Auto Liquidators — Airway Heights

  • Finding: Bushing.
  • Action: Fined $350.

Justin James Salie — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $8,000, which is stayed as long as there no similar violations for 1 year.

Carl Reid, Carl’s Towing — Burlington

  • Findings:
    • Processed an Abandoned Vehicle Report (AVR) late.
    • The twenty-four hour written impound notices for 3 impounded vehicles were missing from the vehicle transaction file.
    • Sent the Notice of Vehicle Impound late to the registered owner.
    • The Right of Redemption form signed by the person redeeming a vehicle was missing from the vehicle transaction file.
    • Overcharged a customer for storage fees.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Peat’s Auto, Inc. — Auburn

  • Finding: Failed to preserve the right to a hearing and is in default.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC — Seattle

  • Findings: 
    • Failed to display their name, city and telephone number on vehicle used to transport a vehicle to a licensed scrap processor and failed to display the special license plates assigned to them.
    • Used a dealer plate to transport a vehicle to a licensed scrap processor.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Cedric Stanley — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to and desist and fined $6,000, of which $5,000 is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Charles Boyd Rogers — Spokane

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $5,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Jessica McNeil, dba Sno River Towing & Repair — Gold Bar

  • Findings:
    • Failed to timely process Abandoned Vehicle Reports.
    • Failed to timely auction a vehicle.
    • Failed to timely mail the notice of custody and sale to the legal and registered owners.
    • Failed to properly calculate towing charges.
    • Failed to retain a record of the 2 highest bidders at auction.
    • Failed to display the current business license.
    • Failed to retain a copy of the abandoned vehicle report submitted to and returned from the Department.
  • Action: Fined $2,250, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Engel’s Towing & Recovery, Inc. — Puyallup

  • Findings:
    • Towed vehicles to unapproved storage locations.
    • Impounded vehicles with authorizations that did not contain the signatures of persons empowered to sign such authorizations.
    • Hired a security officer to call for the tow truck to impound vehicles.
    • Used blank authorizations that were signed prior to impound.
    • Failed to timely report abandoned vehicles to the Department.
    • Failed to comply with the time limits thereby limiting the amount of storage charges.
    • Failed to allow the required 15 days, before auctioning vehicles.
    • Failed to remit surplus funds to the State of Washington.
    • Failed to maintain and/or produce a copy of a towing contract with a property owner.
    • Failed to maintain and/or produce a copy of the proof of mailing a Notice of Custody and Sale.
    • Failed to send the Notice of Vehicle Impound to the registered and legal owners within the appropriate time.
    • Failed to maintain a copy of the Authorization to Impound and the 24 hour notice in the transaction file.
    • Accepted a payment from a registered owner of a vehicle, but continued to process the vehicle as though it was an abandoned vehicle.
    • Accepted a release of interest from a registered owner, but continued to process the vehicle as though it was abandoned on different occasions.
    • Overcharged towing fees.
    • Used the Abandoned Vehicle Online System to obtain registered owner information for the purpose of reposing that vehicle at the request of the legal owner.
  • Action: License revoked for 2 years, however the revocation is stayed as long as there are no further violations. Respondent will pay the surplus funds to the State of Washington and is fined $5,000.

Puyallup Towing, Inc. — Puyallup

  • Findings:
    • Failed to have personnel present during business hours who were able to release impounded vehicles.
    • Failed to make the master log available.
    • Sent abandoned vehicle report to the Department of Licensing late.
    • Mailed the Notice of Custody and Sale to the registered owner late and sold that vehicle at auction on the eleventh day.
    • Failed to remit surplus funds to the State of Washington within 30 days of the auction.
    • Overcharges storage fees.
    • Failed to immediately submit the abandoned vehicle report to the Department of Licensing after the 120 hour abandonment period.
    • Overcharged the amount allowed on the deficiency claim against the registered owners of vehicles.
    • Mailed a deficiency claim for towing and storage charges to a former registered owner of a vehicle even though Respondent was aware that the former registered owner had timely filed a complete seller’s report with the Department of Licensing.
    • Unlawfully processed its own vehicle through the abandoned vehicle impound and auction process by accepting the released titles as ownership documentation for those vehicles but continued to process those vehicles as though they were abandoned.
  • Action:
    • Surrendered registered tow truck operator license on June 30, 2013.
    • Can’t reapply for a registered tow truck operator license for 3 years.
    • Must pay the surplus funds owed to the State of Washington.

Michael Hubbard — White Swan

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $13,000.

Anthony Kemmer — Tacoma

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

Anatoliy Zagrebelny — Bellingham

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $5,000.

Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. — Seattle

  • Findings:
    • Failed to maintain complete and accurate records.
    • Failed to collect license fees.
    • Failed to deliver applications for title to the Department for the issuance of certificates of ownership and license registration.
  • Action: Fined $750.

May 2013

Angel Solis Cortes — Grandview

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $5,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Francisco A. Mendoza Ruiz —Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $17,000.

Chad Averill — Yelm

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $4,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Antonio Lopez, T & C Premier Auto Sales — Seattle

  • Findings:
    • Acquired and stored 23 vehicles outside the wrecking yard.
    • Did not enter the 23 vehicles on their monthly report.
    • Did not mark the 23 vehicles with yard numbers.
    • Has not submitted monthly wrecker reports to the Department of Licensing for the months of May, June, July, August, September, November and December 2012.
    • Did not mark yard numbers on 2 fenders, bumpers, hatchbacks, doors, and hoods.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Almond Anderson, Green Acres Clean Up and Buy Back Salvage — Buckley

  • Findings:
    • Abandoned his place of business and has not notified the Department of Licensing of the current change in ownership interest.
    • David James Palmer is an unlicensed wrecker and is conducting business as Rainier Core Exchange at the Respondent’s place of business location and using the Respondent’s wrecker license number 1656.
  • Action: Respondent agrees to voluntary surrender their wrecking yard license by June 15, 2013. The $500 fine is waived.

Jim Bob Bentley, Bentley RV Sales — Vancouver

  • Findings:
    • Failed to pay off the owner / consignor of a vehicle.
    • Failed to maintain a consignment agreement to offer vehicle for sale that included the consignor’s statement that guaranteed the delivery of the title upon sale, the consignor’s statement that identified the location of the title, the specific effective duration of the contract, and the signatures of the parties to the contract.
    • In the sale of the vehicle, the parties to the contract agreed to a selling price of $130,000.  Respondent sold the vehicle for $121,000 without obtaining the written consent from the consignor.
  • Action:  Fined $2,500, which is stayed as long as the Respondent fulfills the payment requirements outlined in Respondent’s Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing in the Western District Court, Western District of Washington, filed on or about January 8, 2013. That filing includes payment to the customers.

Michael Dean Jensen — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $6,000, which is stayed as long as Respondent does not violate the order.

Wayne Bryan Brown — Fife

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $11,000.

Kenneth Wren, Northwest Motorsports, Inc. — Puyallup

  • Finding: Failed to have possession of a certificate of title to a vehicle at or before the time of sale.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Butch Behn & Nick Behn — Rochester

  • Finding: Failed to disclose on the face of a purchase order that the vehicle had been branded.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

April 2013

Bobby Ephrem — Vancouver

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

Manor Highway Auto, Inc. — Vancouver

  • Finding: Engaged in unprofessional conduct, including failure to satisfy a monetary penalty of $30,000 assessed in a default order, dated April 18, 2012.
  • Action: Renewal for vehicle dealer license #7003 is denied.

Special Interest Auto Wrecking — Kent

  • Findings:
    • Stored wrecking yard vehicles inside the towing business storage lot.
    • A vehicle and several vehicle parts were not marked with a yard number.
    • Acquired a vehicle using a Release of Interest / Power of Attorney form. The form was not completed properly and the individual they acquired it from is not the registered or legal owner.
    • Acquired a vehicle on an Affidavit of Loss / Release of Interest form. The form was signed by only one of the registered / legal owners listed on the title.
    • Acquired three vehicles on partially completed Affidavits of Loss / Release of Interest forms signed by someone other than the registered / legal owner of the vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $1,750.

Ramon Lopez Escareno — Pasco

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.

Hamid Becirovic — Spokane

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.

Mathew Adam Crowe, dba CA Sales (License #7962) — Kennewick

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $4,500, which is stayed as long as they don’t commit further violations for 1 year.

Ahmed Albuhaleg — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $5,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Sarah Jean Orgeles — University Place

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $7,000.

Moustapha El-Outa, dba Klean Carz — Seattle

  • Finding: Failed to disclose in writing on the face of the purchase order agreement that vehicles were "REBUILT".
  • Action: Fined $2,000, which is stayed if there are no violations of a similar nature for 1 year.

Ron May Towing & Recovery — Everett

  • Findings:
    • The operator removed parts / equipment affixed to a vehicle prior to auction (violating 308-61-158(1))
    • Individual who authorized a vehicle to be impounded from private property was not listed on the Respondent’s private property vehicle impound contract
    • An Abandoned Vehicle Report — Affidavit of Sale indicated that an abandoned vehicle auction was conducted and a vehicle sold to a licensed scrap processor. However, the bid sheet indicated the vehicle was never sold at the abandoned vehicle auction.
  • Action: Fined $2,750, which is stayed if there are no similar violations for 1 year.

West Coast Autoworks, Inc. — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Cameron Dwight Smith, Tyler Dean Hanson, Paul Benjamin Sluss, 3 Guys Automotive, Inc. — Ferndale

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $15,000.

Natarajan Sukumaran — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $7,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

March 2013

Alpine Truck Sales, Inc. — Graham

  • Finding: Failed to disclose on the purchase order that the vehicle was rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is stayed as long as they don’t commit further violations for 1 year.

Blue Chip Motors — Spokane

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

First National Fleet and Lease, Inc. — Seattle

  • Finding: Late title transfer, and sold a vehicle without having possession of the title at time of sale.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Garcias Auto Sales — Sunnyside

  • Finding:
    • Failed to have possession of titles before or at the time of sale.
    • Issued more than one dealer temporary permit.
    • Sold vehicles to persons under 18 years of age.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

MD Auto Sales, Inc. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to disclose on the purchase order that a vehicle had been branded.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Parkland Auto Center, Inc. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to unconditionally accept the sale of a motor vehicle within 4 days of the sales contract agreement.
  • Action: Dealers license suspended 7 days and fined $4,000.

Stephen Perebeynos — Tacoma

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

Francisco Valdez Rendon — Mt. Vernon

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.

Sun Auto R.V. & Marine Sales — Shelton

  • Finding: Failed to disclose on the purchase order that a vehicle had been rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Gregory Deshawn Washington — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.

Zein Automobiles, Inc. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $22,000, of which $11,000 is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

February 2013

James L. Berry Sr., dba Commercial Truck Services — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.

William I. Blackburn — Lake Stevens

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $1,000.

Full House Auto — Puyallup

  • Finding: Late title transfer and falsified title document.
  • Action: Fined $200.

Legacy Ford Pasco — Pasco

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $4,000.

Robert Allen Netterfield — Mount Vernon

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $18,000.

Kerry Joe Petlig — King County

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $11,000.

Steven Jay Presnell — Pearce, AZ

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $1,750.

Quality Auto Center — Bellevue

  • Finding: Drove a vehicle with a terminated dealer plate displayed on the rear window of that vehicle, and failed to record the use of a dealer plate.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Steve Hahn’s Volkswagen-Audi-Kia — Yakima

  • Finding: Unlawful advertising methods.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Tri-City Car Sales, LLC — Kennewick

  • Finding: Represented themselves as another dealer when they submitted a trade-in authorization for payoff form to the legal owner, and forged the registered owner’s signature.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, and will remove Maria Mendoza as an owner and officer.
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