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Douglas County DA seeks residents affected by Lawrence Kia

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 20:58:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Douglas County district attorney is asking for residents who believe information on their loan applications was “inflated or misrepresented” by Lawrence Kia employees to come forward.

In a 41 Action News I-Team investigation, a former Lawrence Kia employee claimed that the dealership submitted hundreds of falsified customer loan applications.

The Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) “bars deceptive acts and practices in consumer transactions,” according to a news release.

“Each violation of the KCPA carries a $10,000 civil penalty,” the release stated. “A successful case may also result in an injunction that prevents the business engaging in those acts from entering into future transactions.”

Customers should contact the DA’s office with the following information:

  • Their name and contact information;
  • Date(s) of the transaction;
  • Summary of how their income was inflated or otherwise misreported;
  • Name(s) of the Lawrence Kia employees they interacted with at the dealership;
  • Copies of paperwork they still have from the transaction.

To contact the consumer protection division, call 785-330-2849 or email daconsumer@douglascountyks.org.