DOJ Sues CA Finance Company For SCRA Violations

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed a lawsuit accusing an Orange County auto financing company of illegally repossessing a vehicle from a military service member without a court order. The lawsuit filed at the U.S. District Courthouse in Santa Ana alleges that California Auto Finance, a subprime auto lender based in the city of Orange,…

Recovery Manager Steals 390K From Agency

A Billings woman pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud in U.S. District Court on Monday, as part of a case in which she allegedly embezzled more than $390,000 from a local repossession company over a period of seven years. Jennifer Anne Thaw was charged earlier this month in the embezzlement case, after making…

R/O Swings Shovel At FLA. Agent

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A Tallahassee man was arrested after video showed him swinging a metal shovel at a repossession agent attempting to take a car. William Louis Heatherly, 41, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and released…

MI. Man Points Gun, Tries To Drive Off Lift

HURON COUNTY, Mich. –A 37-year-old Owendale man has been jailed on multiple charges after firing a 9mm pistol and then pointing it at a Saginaw-area vehicle repossession driver. The incident took place around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sebewaing Road in Huron County’s Grant Township. Deputies responded to the scene after learning the driver had been…

Texas Repo Assault Results In Life Sentence

A 35th District Court jury convicted Lynn Isbell of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday, then spent a a day and a half hearing about his violent past, his association with the Ayran Brotherhood of Texas and his previous convictions. Late Thursday afternoon, jurors sentenced Isbell to life in prison. Isbell — whose taut,…

Court Rules In Favor Of Debtor Over UCC Error

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has found in favor of a man who claimed that a lender that provided him financing of two vehicles failed to give proper notice as required by the Uniform Commercial Code when it repossessed them and sought a deficiency judgment. According to the Feb. 27 ruling, Show-Me…