LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – In a suit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge alleges Miracle Motors Corp. failed to provide vehicle titles to Arkansas consumers purchasing vehicles.
The Jacksonville-based company allegedly advertised vehicles for sale that it did not own. It would sell the vehicles to Arkansas consumers, accept payment and then not provide a vehicle title, according to Rutledge’s office. Fifteen instances of this alleged practice have been identified by the state, the attorney general's office reports.
“Purchasing a vehicle is a major expense,” Rutledge said. “Arkansans deserve to be treated with fairness and complete honesty when they visit a business, but Miracle Motors took advantage of that expectation. The deceptive fraud that Miracle Motors undertook left many Arkansans in difficult positions, putting not only their transportation and credit at risk but also their livelihoods.”
By not receiving the vehicle title, consumers were allegedly not able to legally drive the car or buy insurance. Rutledge urges the court to impose civil penalties, consumer restitution, attorneys’ fees and costs.