I went into the dealership got a car sign my paperwork, three days later the dealership says they have my other contacts ready for me to sign and also bring another deposit. I had to work that whole week , they then call me and told me they was reporting the car stolen and they I would get arrested , can they report my car stolen when they give me the keys.
Yes they can. I wonder if you picked up the phone or sent them an email to explain your job situation-they also work nights and Saturdays in dealerships to accommodate people who work. Did you ever bring the car back?
You may want to call the police to see if it was reported stolen. You may also want to get a consultation by clicking on the lawyer profile and getting the lawyer contact information. Thank you.
Unfortunately this happens a lot like when someone lies on their financing application or the money is not approved by the bank for the financing etc. If that is the case you were given the car pending financing, and if you don't return it, it can turn into a criminal charge. Return the car or hire a lawyer if you were already charged its a serious case.
The civil matter becomes criminal when you blow them off. They assume it is intentional, That makes it criminal. If you were in contact with them intent is negated. If not they assume the worst. Try to straighten out the mess. They can charge you and then you will need an attorney. Worse case they arrest you on a warrant and are taken into custody for a few days. Take care of business.
Sounds like they can't unless you signed a contract that states that the car is still their's and they're just allowing you temporary use of it unless and until you sign contracts and pay more money at a later date.
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