EDMONTON, April 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Alberta's automotive regulator has charged Dalwinder Singh Dahele under the Criminal Code, Fair Trading Act and Traffic Safety Act, following an investigation stemming from multiple consumer complaints.
Dahele, representative of Autobahn Outlet Ltd. and Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd., faces five charges for theft over $5,000, five charges for fraud over $5,000, 13 charges for unlicensed sales and failing to maintain or provide records to AMVIC and a charge for failing to provide a buyer with a Mechanical Fitness Assessment.
AMVIC issued Director's Orders November 2016 forcing the businesses and business representatives to immediately cease operating in Alberta's automotive industry.
"AMVIC became aware of the alleged sale of vehicles with unpaid liens and took immediate action to prevent the businesses from continuing to operate," Doug Lagore, AMVIC CEO said.
The 24 charges were sworn February 2017 by an AMVIC peace officer, however Dahele was unable to be located and served in person for the charges. A summons for him to appear on April 13, 2017 was issued. As of April 13, 2017 there is a provincial warrant for Dahele's arrest.
Anyone who has concerns over dealings with Dahele, Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd. or Autobahn Outlet Ltd., should contact AMVIC's consumer services team online or by phone:
- file a concern/complaint online at amvic.org
- call (780) 466-1140 ext. 2002 or toll free 1-877-979-8100 ext. 2002, Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Nov. 10, 2016: Businesses ordered to shut down, pending AMVIC investigation
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: Lynette MacLeod, Communications and Education Manager, Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, 780-468-0476, [email protected]