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Wichita used car dealership fined $159,000 for violating Kansas consumer protection law

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A former used car dealer in Wichita and his owners face a fine of more than $159,000 and can no longer legally sell cars in Kansas after violating Kansas consumer protection law, a said the Sedgwick County prosecutor’s office.

The prosecutor’s office said its consumer protection division investigated iDeal Enterprises, LLC (doing business as iDeal Motors) and the dealership’s owners, Adam and Andrea Newbrey. The investigation followed consumer complaints about the dealership, formerly located in the 4400 block of South Broadway.

The Consumer Protection Division reported receiving two complaints after the dealership failed to provide titles to buyers.

“During the investigation, the Consumer Protection Division discovered in a transaction the [dealership] sold a consumer scrap vehicle without proper registration, used an unlicensed seller in the transaction, deliberately concealed from the buyer that the vehicle was a scrap vehicle, and falsely told the buyer that the vehicle was a salvage vehicle,” the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said. .

With the second complaint, the prosecutor’s office said the dealership sold a vehicle with open safety recalls and did not disclose them to the buyer.

“In both transactions, defendants failed to deliver title within 60 days and issued multiple 60-day temporary recording permits in violation of Kansas law,” the prosecutor’s office said.

The DA’s office said in 2019, iDeal Enterprises and Adam Newbrey issued a consent judgment in which they promised to make a good faith effort to resolve new consumer complaints.

“The Consumer Protection Division alleged that the dealership and Newbrey willfully failed to cooperate with the investigation,” the prosecutor’s office said.