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Feb
25
2017
Allegation: Dealership Suddenly Closed, Customer Cars Gone

The dealership suddenly closed and cleared out inventory, allegedly taking customer vehicles with them.

Feb. 25, 2017
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Fiat Dealership Gorilla Disappears Overnight

Fiat of Corpus Christi, Texas recently reported a five-figure theft off of their lot, however this crime didn’t involve a vehicle, the store lost an ape.

Feb. 24, 2017
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FTC Investigating Auto Lenders’ Use Of GPS Tracking

Auto loans to Americans with poor credit have been booming, and many finance companies, credit unions and auto dealers are using technologies to track the location of borrowers’ vehicles in case they need to repossess them.

Feb. 23, 2017
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Feb
21
2017
Infiniti Dealership Theft, 115 MPH Police Chase

We’ve reported multiple times previously about thefts occurring at luxury stores in the greater Chicago area. Today’s story is that another similar heist has occurred.

Feb. 21, 2017
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Feb
17
2017
Report: Thief Steals Dealership Safe

The thief reportedly walked though another lot prior to the theft.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Report: Wholesale Dealers Opening ‘Ghost’ Locations in Washington

Washington state law doesn’t require regular business hours for wholesale dealer business locations.

Feb. 17, 2017
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More Vehicle Thefts From Dealership In Chicago Area

We reported just yesterday on Chicago vehicle thefts, and unfortunately we have another theft to report today. Five cars were stolen last night from a dealership in west suburban Villa Park.

Feb. 14, 2017
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Feb
11
2017
Chicago Area: Luxury Dealership Car Thefts

What security measures to you implement to prevent vehicle and vehicle key thefts from your store?

Feb. 11, 2017
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Wives of Dealer Principals To Open ‘Carmazon’ Dealership

Today’s story is that of a dealership which was closed down amidst allegations of misconduct. However, another dealership has been opened at the same location, run this time by the wives of the previous owners.

Feb. 10, 2017
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Car Thefts Continue In Chicago

We’ve been hearing more and more about vehicles, and particularly luxury vehicles, being stolen right off of dealership property. Well, today’s story continues that trend, as according to the Naperville sun, three men drove away in two freshly washed luxury cars in Naperville, Illinois.

Jan. 30, 2017
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Dealer Facing $280,000 Fine For Sexual Harassment Allegations

Today’s story involves the accusation that the former owner of a dealership is responsible for multiple instances of sexual harassment towards female dealership staff over a timeline spanning multiple decades.

Jan. 27, 2017
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Jan
26
2017
Thieves Steal $75,000 Hellcat in 90 Seconds

We’ve reported previously about thefts occurring at retail automotive stores across the USA. For today’s story, thieves managed to get in and out of a dealership with a $75,000 vehicle, in 90 seconds. According to a CBS Detroit report, on January 24 at around 1:00 a.m., thieves struck Bill Snethkamp Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in […]

Jan. 26, 2017
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