Ohio AG involved in lawsuit against former Bridgeport used car dealership
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio —
More than 40 complaints have been filed against a former Bridgeport used car dealership. Now, the Attorney General's Office is involved.
"It's just been a mess,” said Vince Goski of Mt. Pleasant.
Goski bought his ford pickup truck from Tri State Auto Sales in December of 2017. He's now on his 12th temporary tag.
He said the dealership never transferred the title of the truck to him.
"I couldn't get a title. Couldn't get more tags,” he said.
Goski is one of more than 40 upset customers in a similar situation, according to the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office.
The office has filed a lawsuit, accusing Tri State Auto and its ownership of failing to deliver vehicle titles to consumers.
The dealership was located on Cadiz Pike in Bridgeport and is no longer in business there.
NEWS9 spoke with former employees, who say they were not aware of the practices the dealership is accused of while they worked there, but have since distanced themselves from the former ownership.
As for Goski, he just wants his title, and for the situation to be resolved for everyone.
"For people who buy used vehicles, do your research. Don't drive into a car lot and take a car off of the lot and think you're going to get a title, because you might not,” he said.
If any other consumers suspect any untruthful or unfair practices, they are urged to contact the state Attorney General's Office.