Pa. car dealer to pay over failure to transfer titles

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2011, 1:57pm


HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced an assurance of voluntary compliance Wednesday with a Luzerne County, Pa., car dealership.

Arrowhead Car Company Inc., company president Leonard Nordfors and company salesperson Eric Weber allegedly failed to transfer vehicle titles to over 160 consumers who purchased cars over several years. The company has been shut down as part of the agreement.

Kelly alleged that Nodfors and Weber failed to properly transfer motor vehicle titles sold to at least 160 consumers over a period of several years. According to the agreement, failing to transfer the titles to these vehicles resulted in nearly $18,000 in unpaid fees to the state.

Under the terms of the agreement, Arrowhead, Nordfors and Weber agreed to a permanent injunction barring them from operating or being involved in any new or used motor vehicle sales business within the state. They must also pay a $1,000 civil penalty and $1,000 in costs and return all dealership/salespersons licenses to the state.

The nearly $18,000 in unpaid fees were paid through a motor vehicle dealer bond to PennDOT as required by law.

The agreement was handled by Senior Deputy Attorney General J.P. McGowan of Kelly's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The signing of the agreement does not constitute an admission of any wrongdoing.

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