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AG Schmitt Obtains $94,000 in Restitution, Default Judgement Against Fraudulent Auto Sales Company

Sep 26, 2019, 15:24 PM by AG Schmitt
Kansas City, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has obtained a default judgment in Jackson County Circuit Court against Cardell Withers and Platinum Auto, LLC (Platinum Auto).

Kansas City, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has obtained a default judgment in Jackson County Circuit Court against Cardell Withers and Platinum Auto, LLC (Platinum Auto).

The lawsuit alleged that Platinum Auto violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by failing to transfer vehicle titles at the time of sale, failing to pay-off vehicle liens as promised, and misrepresenting the benefits of warranties sold.

The judgment orders Mr. Withers and Platinum Auto to pay $94,881.96 in restitution to Missouri consumers, $12,000 in penalties and over $14,000 in costs and fees. The judgment also further prohibits Mr. Withers or Platinum Auto from ever selling motor vehicles in the State of Missouri again.

“Unfortunately, bad actors like Platinum Auto exist in Missouri, and they seek to take advantage of Missourians. Fortunately, my office is working every single day to root out these bad actors and hold them accountable for their actions,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “This is yet another example of the Attorney General’s Office fighting to protect Missouri consumers.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Lynn Stoppy.

Attorney General Schmitt encourages Missourians, who believe they may be the victim of a construction scam, to file a complaint with his office online, by calling 800-392-8222, or by mailing a complaint to: Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Complaint Unit, P.O. Box 899, Jefferson City, MO 65102.