State Says Dealers Failed to Deliver Titles Featured

By Staff Writer August 20, 2018

An Ohio used-car dealer has been accused by the state’s attorney general for failing to deliver vehicle titles to customers.

The lawsuit accuses Leroy Braxton and Donetta Braxton, both doing business as Steals on Wheels, of violating Ohio consumer protection laws.

According to the lawsuit, Steals on Wheels last operated at 3045 South Main Street in Niles. In the past two years, about 25 consumers have filed complaints against the dealership, with many consumers saying they never received the title to a vehicle they purchased from Steals on Wheels. 

The Ohio attorney general’s office worked to help resolve consumers’ complaints, in some cases making payments from the Title Defect Rescission Fund, which helps used car buyers resolve certain title problems. In all, consumer claims totaling over $23,000 were paid from the fund to help resolve complaints against Steals on Wheels.  

The attorney general’s lawsuit accuses Leroy Braxton and Donetta Braxton of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act by failing to obtain certificates of title for consumers in the time required by law. The lawsuit seeks reimbursement for the Title Defect Rescission Fund, reimbursement for affected consumers, and an order to prevent Leroy Braxton and Donetta Braxton from holding an auto dealer license or selling to other consumers until they have made any payments required under the action.  

Last modified on Monday, 20 August 2018 13:39

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