4-5-6 Chevy Trucks to repay nearly $8,000, $60,000 in civil penalties and cost of investigation
Topeka, Kan.—A Kansas City auto restoration company has been ordered to repay nearly $8,000 to two Kansas consumers after being found in violation of Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt reported last week.
Wyandotte County District Court Judge William Mahoney ordered 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks, in Kansas City, Kan., to pay $7,925 in restitution to the consumers after the defendant failed to respond to the attorney general’s lawsuit and failed to appear in court. The judge also ordered the company to pay $60,000 in civil penalties and pay the costs of the attorney general’s investigation. The company is prohibited from conducting business in Kansas until the restitution has been paid in full.
Schmidt filed suit against the company in October 2019 after two customers alleged that the company failed to provide parts or restoration services on their vehicles. The customers had paid in advance for the services as far back as 2015 and attempted to contact the company regarding the status of their transactions. After seeing no progress on their projects, the customers requested refunds, which the company failed to provide.