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Cloquet Police: Transaction issues reported with Ford Chrysler, information wanted

Cloquet Police: Transaction issues reported with Ford Chrysler, information wanted
Cloquet Police: Transaction issues reported with Ford Chrysler, information wanted(KBJR)
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 2:15 PM CDT
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CLOQUET, MN-- The Cloquet Police Department is asking for information regarding transaction issues with the former Cloquet Ford Chrysler Center.

According to Cloquet Police Chief Derek Randall, the department has received approximately 14 complaints/allegations from people regarding transaction issues with the business since June 2021.

Some of those reports/allegations include people selling their vehicle to Cloquet Ford and receiving checks that bounced for insufficient funds.

Customers are also reporting that they have not received their titles or registrations.

Randall said, “it’s alleged that Cloquet Ford did not file the paperwork with motor vehicle services. Because of this, the customers did not receive the title or registration (license plates.) This caused concerns with them being cited for expired (temporary) tabs and other problems.”

He also states that some had traded vehicles that were later not paid off by the business, which required people to make double payments to protect their credit.

The department said Tuesday, that The State of Minnesota Vehicle Crimes Unit is currently creating a list of people who’ve experienced title and registration issues through the former Ford Chrysler Center.

The former car dealership located at 701 Washington Ave. in Cloquet, was sold to new owners on August 30. The center was purchased last month by Wood City Motors.

Randall said the department is currently working with state agencies in determining the extent of the issues and whether any criminal laws have been committed.

If you have or are still experiencing title, registration, or other financial issues with Cloquet Ford Chrysler Center, you are requested to email patrol.vcu@state.mn.us.

You’re asked to include all documents related to the acquisition of the vehicle.

If you visit a motor vehicle office directly, you’re advised to bring five pictures of the vehicle (a picture of each side of the vehicle, and the VIN plate in the dash by the windshield.)

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