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  • Submitted: Thu, February 28, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, March 02, 2013

  • Reported By: name witheld — Chicago Illinois USA
Joe Cipolla
2827 N. Harlem Plainfield, Chicago, Illinois United States of America

Joe Cipolla Top Wrench Garage, International Motors, Imperial Motor Co, Auto Nation, Mally's, JJ's Garage and now Joey's Joe Cipolla still Conning people when it comes CARS!!! Plainfield, Chicago, Illinois

*Author of original report: Sharon Kacl is a Phoney Name Joey uses!

*Author of original report: What to do if Joey Cipolla cons YOU!

*Consumer Comment: Joseph Cipolla - Illinois and Michigan Parolee

*Consumer Comment: Joe Cipolla - Joey's

*Consumer Comment: Wow!

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As of 2/28/13 he's still advertising on Craig's List.  Under ASE Master Technician Professional Auto Repair Half-Price and Done Right!

This a becoming a real headache for me and others dealing with this guy Joe Cipolla, who has conned several people (including myself) out their money when it comes to auto parts, auto repairs, selling and buying cars.  

In my case it was auto repairs.  He did part of the work, although not correctly and the other part not at all.  He even stole a fiber cloth out of my car too!  He's been running this scam for way over 10 years, served jail time in Pontiac and continues on the same path.

I've yet to talk to one person with the Chicago Police Dept. who will do anything about him.  Even taking a simple police report seems to be a bother with them!  Really, what do you have to do to get them to take action against a habitual offender?  They insist it's a civil matter not criminal?  Really?  Why do we even have a police department if they won't do anything???

I recently filed a complaint with Dept. [continued below]....
..... of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection and although there was a Hearing he never showed up.  This is common with Joe Cipolla.  Fine went from $1,400 to $6,500  Will I ever get my money back, doubt it?  How can you get money from someone who only deals in cash?

If you were scammed by him please file a report with the Attorney General's office.  I did and got a response from him, offered to pay only a fraction of amount owed.  Declined the offer.  Just so you know he's famous for offering money but NOT paying it back.  Also, was told I was the only one that ever filed a report with them, they don't go after a person if there's only one complaint.

Just watch out for him and if yo do get scammed out of money like I did be prepared with dealing with a justice system that isn't very just!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/28/2013 02:04 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Joe-Cipolla/Plainfield-Chicago-Illinois-/Joe-Cipolla-Top-Wrench-Garage-International-Motors-Imperial-Motor-Co-Auto-Nation-Mally-1021651. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Sharon Kacl is a Phoney Name Joey uses!

AUTHOR: Mare - ()

This goofball (Joey Cipolla) will do anything, including posting idiotic responses, including using a woman's name (?) on Ripoff Report about work he's done (not really!) on other cars.  

There's no one by the name of Sharon Kacl that even exists.  

Joey maybe you should stop taking all those drugs, you idiot!!  Maybe if you didn't feel guilty about screwing up people's cars and taking their money you wouldn't have to take drugs??? Duh!  No wonder Christie through that cup at your head!

BTW, still living with mommy and daddy on Harlem?  You LOSER!!  

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#2 Author of original report

What to do if Joey Cipolla cons YOU!

AUTHOR: Mary - ()

Joey Cipolla...is now conning people (as of 8/16/13) at A&S Auto Repair, 5748 W. Higgins, Chicago.  I saw him just the other day on that stupid cell phone of his. Typical!  He's still placing ads on Craig's List too...this time offering FREE towing, Jefferson Park!

What YOU should do --

1. File a complaint with the Chicago Police Dept., when they ask is this a civil or criminal matter say criminal, or they won't take the complaint.  The Detective I spoke to name was Pellegrino.  She wasn't very much help, but maybe if enough people call her she'll actually do the job she's paid to do -- which is to serve & protect!

2. File a complaint with the Attorney Gen'ls office.  When I did (last year 2012) the attorney told me I was the only one who did, they won't do an investigation if only one person files a complaint.  Please file a complaint with them.

3. File a complaint with Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, their number is 312-744-6060, ask to speak to Gus Apostolos or Gwen Centeno.  Once again, I was the only one who ever filed a complaint with them.  Cipolla has a judgement against him by the City for over $7,000

4. File a complaint against him with Pro Se Court, easier than Small Claims Court.

5. Call his parole officer, Offcr. P. Wosar, 800-666-6744  Report him.

6. Call the Mich. Dept of Corrections, talk to R. Schueler 517-335-1381  Report him.

7.  Finally if he has your car, call 311 and tell them he's operating without a business license and retrieve you car ASAP (with the police if necessary) if he gives you a hard time.

The only reason I didn't mention the Will County Sheriff's Dept, like the other person, is because (although I did in the past) they ONLY serve the warrant's, it's the Att'y Gen'l's office that issues them.

I can't stop him by myself, PLEASE DO YOUR PART!!  Talking about him or writing about him on Ripoff Report won't do anything.



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Joseph Cipolla - Illinois and Michigan Parolee

AUTHOR: Shark Lasers - ()

Joseph Cipolla and his friends destroyed my truck as well. He and his ex-con friends took my money but never completed the work. The spent the money I gave them for my auto repair on illegal prescription drugs, which Joe takes, but also sells. Joseph has an extensive criminal history, with years spent in prison. He is a compulsive liar, and makes his living defrauding others. I reported him to the Will County Sheriff, and there is also a report on file with the Attorney General's Office of Illinois and Michigan. In addition, I contacted his Parole Officer in Illinois, and reported Joe to the Parole Department in Michigan, as well as ASE and the BBB (he claims he's ASE Certified, but he is not; he claimed the business he had -which is now closed- was BBB certified, but it was not either). I also reported him to the City of Chicago for failure to pay tax on his business (my attorney did the research), and also for failure to possess a City of Chicago Business License.  You can do a general search of the Clerk of the Circuit Court among the various municipalities around the West Suburban area of Chicago and find even more of his criminal history (from auto theft, to his numerous traffic fines, to the many civil cases against him). I would sue him, but he already owes $$$$$$ in restitution, and he will not be eligible to complete his probation until he pays what he owes, which of course will be never.



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#4 Consumer Comment

Joe Cipolla - Joey's

AUTHOR: Hannah - ()

Ah, Joe - you're back at it again. You completely destroyed my car - my transmission, burned holes in my seats, pulled out a sensor, didn't do the work you were paid to do, worked with Sergio to con me, and then wouldn't give me my car back. And now you're advertising on Craigslist yet again. You just got off on 2 counts of auto theft in Will County - you're kinda like Teflon. But rest assured that you have left a trail of destruction in your wake, and Karma will catch up with you.

His new ad:

ASE MASTER TECH*AUTO REPAIR-HALF PRICE! (NAPERVILLE-PLAINFIELD-JOLIET) Hello, my name is Joey. I am an A.S.E. certified master auto technician with 24 years experience in auto repair. I was recently laid off due to General Motors closing the dealership I worked for. I am now doing professional automobile services on all makes and models from my garage at home in Plainfield to pay the bills. I perform complete auto service DONE RIGHT with a 1 YEAR WARRANTY! I will install your parts or I can get them for you at wholesale prices.Whatever I pay, you pay- NO MARK UP ON PARTS! My labor rates are HALF of what auto shops charge and I am fair.All labor times are from ALLDATA,the industry standard.

I am not an "alley mechanic" or a "grease monkey" trying to make a few bucks fixing cars as a hobby! I am a journeyman dealership auto technician who takes great pride in my work! I perform computer diagnostics, emission repairs, brakes, engine repair and replacement, A/C service, electricial repairs, shocks & struts, steering & suspension, tune up's, C/V joints and axles, transmission repair and replacement, and alot more! I can do anything your auto repair shop can do at half the labor cost, with your own parts, on any make o r model and with the same quality - IF NOT BETTER!

10% discount on all labor for senior citizens and military veterans!

1 year warranty on labor.(I STAND BEHIND ALL WORK I DO!)

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AUTHOR: SharonKacyl - (United States of America)

I am aware of this guys past...he works on my Range Rover and my wifes Mercedes. He always does a great job and we have referred many people his way. I just talked to Joe about this complaint, and the email you sent me. You are the only person who is having the police knock on your door, not Joe. We've filed civil redress in two counties. You should expect men in pretty uniforms with shiny badges at your place of business this week we're assuming.

PS- I am also his attorney you emailed.

You really must have nothing better to do with your time. Enjoy the embarrassment. We will also continue to have you served over and over again.

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