A Sarnia person has been slapped with a lot more than $18,000 in fines for providing utilized automobiles without the suitable licence by way of an unlicensed vehicle repair store.
According to an agreed statement of details received Thursday from the Sarnia courthouse, David McCarty, 56, sold 6 cars by way of Harmony Vehicle in Sarnia. Neither McCarty nor the shop were being registered to offer motor vehicles with the Ontario Motor Auto Market Council (OMVIC).
The product sales took place during the summer season of 2020 and the spring of 2021. The cars involved a 2008 Jeep Commander, a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, a 2005 Pontiac Pursuit, a 2003 Nissan Altima, a 2007 Pontiac Wave and a 2012 Chrysler 200. The offers have been for amongst $1,500 and about $2,500.
Two of the bought cars failed security inspections, despite remaining issued security regular certificates. Various of the product sales have been performed immediately after they were shown on community Fb groups, which includes “519 Beaters” and “Daddy Industry Sarnia-Lambton.”
McCarty pleaded guilty Thursday in Sarnia’s provincial offences courtroom to 8 of the 10 fees he was experiencing. They bundled 6 counts of performing as a motor-vehicle dealer when not registered to do so as necessary by the Motor Motor vehicle Sellers Act, and two counts of partaking in unfair apply by producing bogus, misleading or deceptive illustration about the trade of a automobile opposite to the Consumer Protection Act.
McCarty was fined $2,500 each and every for all six convictions of performing as a motor-automobile dealer and $1,500 each and every for each of the participating in an unfair follow convictions, moreover administrative court docket costs.
“Mr. McCarty, this is a considerable amount of cash,” justice of the peace Debra Isaac said.
She did incorporate she’ll give him one year to shell out and, as extended as he’s making common, excellent-faith payments, he can use for an extension just after 12 months.
“Thank you quite substantially,” McCarty responded.
The other two fees have been dropped.
The fees had been prosecuted by a law firm representing OMVIC. The group enforces the Motor Car or truck Sellers Act and appropriate sections of the Customer Protection Act on behalf of Ontario’s Ministry of Govt and Purchaser Services, in accordance to its web site.