EDMONTON, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - An Edmonton used car dealer was arrested on May 12, 2016 for breaching a court order obtained by the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council.
Dennis Feldman was arrested by Edmonton Police Service and charged with breach of a court order and three counts of fraud. The charges stem from an ongoing AMVIC and Edmonton Police investigation.
"We take consumer protection very seriously," John Bachinski, president and CEO of AMVIC said.
In November 2015 a Court of Queen's Bench Justice ordered Feldman, owner of Miks Motors Inc., to immediately stop operating in the automotive industry.
AMVIC had cancelled Miks Motors' business licence earlier in 2015 because it was operating contrary to the Fair Trading Act and regulations. Miks Motors continued to sell so AMVIC sought a court order.
"It is against the law to sell vehicles in Alberta without the proper AMVIC licence," Bachinski said. "Those who ignore the law are considered curbers and AMVIC is leading a province-wide campaign against curbers."
Feldman was released from custody on May 13, 2016. His next court date is May 27, 2016.
"If you come across Feldman you should not enter into an automotive transaction with him. Leave and report it to police," Bachinski said.
About AMVIC: The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is a regulatory organization authorized by the Minister of Service Alberta to enforce and administer the following legislation in relation to automotive business: the Fair Trading Act; the Automotive Business Regulation; the Cost of Credit Disclosure Regulation, and the Internet Sales Contract Regulation. AMVIC's mandate is to provide consumer protection in Alberta's motor vehicle industry. AMVIC publishes valuable information and tips for consumers, businesses and salespeople at amvic.org.
SOURCE Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)
For further information: Media inquiries may be directed to: Laura Lowe, Communications and Education Manager, Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, 780-468-0476, LLowe@amvic.org