Val-U Car Owner Arrested for Grand-Theft Auto
GAINESVILLE - We've done stories on complaints about Val-U Car in Gainesville before--but nothing like this.
Val-U Car owner Demetri Indianos has bonded out of jail after being charged with three felonies, including grand-theft auto.
Police say a man dropped off his car to sell on consigment at Val-U Car...but it didn't sell.
When the man came to get it back, police say Indianos wouldn't let him have it unless he paid.
The man said he never agreed to that and police tell us the contract was forged.
That's when Indianos took the man's car and wouldn't give it back until police intervened.
Kyla Ryan, TV20: "What does it take to shut someone down? Because they are obviously still operating."
Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department: "Yeah from my understanding he is already out of jail and back at the business so we will just have to see where the investigation leads us. It will take work between us and the Department of Professional Regulation as well."
Police do believe that there have been other victims of Val-U Car. Detectives ask other victims to call 352-393-7670.
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