Crime & Courts

Used car dealership pays fine after inquiry into Craigslist ads

A Wichita car dealership agreed to pay $7,747 in civil penalties and other costs over allegations it advertised vehicles for sale on Craigslist, in violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Wednesday.

District Attorney Marc Bennett, following an investigation, accused Numak Dealership of not disclosing it was a dealership in at least 639 online listings, of failing to disclose a vehicle had a salvage title and of improperly trying to limit warranties, according the release and the consent judgment document filed Monday in the case.

Numak has a retail location at 1701 E. Second St. It had paid the fines and agreed to avoid engaging in future deceptive acts and practices at the time of the filing, the news release said.

As part of the agreement, the dealership did not admit the allegations, it said.

State law requires used car dealerships to disclose themselves as such when offering a vehicle for sale. They must also disclose when vehicles have salvage titles and disclose accurate warranty information to buyers, according to the district attorney’s office.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker