I have an bad business story for you...it involves me and a bad business owner. The name of the company is Best rate car rental...I was renting-to-own a 97 dodge Intrepid...I was in my last few payments before owning the car when Gary, (the owner of best Rate) called a few days ago saying that I was behind and to give him $900 to wash out the deal... I told him that I felt as though I was being cheated because I have already paid to date approx $700 and he wants a total of $1600 for a car I was told to own would be $1300. He then called to tell me that he had sold the car to someone else. How could you sell a car that's in my possession and I have the only keys? why does he not have a set of keys, if I'm just renting the car...He then goes on to say I was never renting-to-own and to just come down to his office and he will get me another car..why would you give me another car if still owe you $900???
Something didn't sound right so I advised him that I was going to take legal action against him...few moments later, 2 girls arrived at my home and took the license plate off the car, making it illegal to drive..few moments after that, police arrived at my home to take my car. I came outside to the police and brung them documentation proving that I had the car since October, I gave them receipts and also emails Gary had sent me stating that I could just pay him $900 to was out this deal.. When the police started asking questions and ran the registration on the vehicle, the vehicle came back registered to one of the girls that took the plate off...The police then stated that something wasn't right about Gary and his business..The police said the title had been signed over to this girl 4 days ago!!!! The police then advised me to contact legal aid and that I did not have to turn the keys over to the car, but that the girl could tow the car, and she did...
I then advised the police of the illegal things that go on at that business, which they were very interested in. Gary has a previous history of drug habits and he still has them. He switched vin #'s on his vehicles, he has cars up there that has leans on them from other companies (the Cadillac), Also Gary has paid me several times "hush" money so that no one would find out about his operations....I also have documentation of those checks, because they were issued through his bank, which is Bank One.....I have plenty of dirty business information on Gary and the company he is operating while receiving Social security Benefits...I have a daughter, I go to college and I work full-time..and now I have no transportation, which could result in me losing my job...can u help me please???
Grand rapids, Michigan