Board fines 2 used car dealers in Winchester area

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A state board has fined two used car dealers in the Winchester area for violations.

The Winchester Star ( ) reports that the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board ordered Goldstar South in Frederick County to pay a $6,500 fine. D&S Imports in Winchester was fined $3,500.

A board inspection of Goldstar South found violations related to record-keeping, licensing of sales associates, business hours, misuse of temporary and dealer tags, and misuse of insurance and titles.

Board documents say the problems may have stemmed from the opening of a second location in 2008.

The board fined D&S Imports for not advertising as a dealer on Craigslist and not disclosing the amount of a processing fee on Craigslist.

D&S Imports owner Sosa Canzobre says a former salesperson was placing ads on Craigslist.


Information from: The Winchester Star,

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