Billings auto dealer admits bank fraud By CLAIR JOHNSON email@example.com Clair Johnson Feb 5, 2013 20 × Post a comment Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Report Cancel Report Abuse × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (20) comments Back to story truthtroop Feb 5, 2013 5:44pm Didn't he have partners in Auto Plaza? Where are they in this? Jus Wundrin Feb 6, 2013 12:50pm Scurrying for the hole. Cowboy Fred Feb 5, 2013 7:10pm Darn those pesky flooring checks! R U Kidding Feb 5, 2013 7:26pm This is just the tip of the iceberg. More dominos will fall and different charges will be present. I am glad to see this guy get what he deserves. He has been trouble since High School. Rancher59042 Feb 6, 2013 9:10am automobile dealers and inventory "flooring" are breeding grounds for bank fraud. the problem is that company's like Auto Plaza make banking difficult for honest business folks. Jus Wundrin Feb 6, 2013 12:49pm I had dealings with this guy and his family. Just desserts? Absolutely. All4IT Feb 6, 2013 4:20pm I find it funny how all these years he and his wife acted like they were sooo much better than everyone and were always bragging about their money and what they had and acted as though they were somethin,... in reality, it was all a fraud and a lie. He was stealing from those that really DID have something.....integrity. I believe at one point he said he was "famous" in this town....well now he is! Comment deleted. All4IT Feb 6, 2013 4:24pm I think many people had the same kind of interaction with him, not cool LockwoodLady Feb 6, 2013 9:07pm When I bought my current vehicle from AutoPlaza it took me three weeks to get them to pay the bank on my trade-in even though they had already gotten the money from my loan on the new vehicle...and had already sold the vehicle I had traded off! My credit record was affected by thier less than honest business methods because instead of paying off my trade-in vehicle like they were supposed to..the bank still thought I owned it and reported me late making my payment. This guy is a crook and deserves to be punished. If this crap happened to me then I am sure it happened to other people. snobord Feb 7, 2013 2:38pm LockwoodLady your bank can remove that from your credit reports without a problem. Regardless, why wouldn't they voluntarily remove it under the circumstances. M CAT Feb 8, 2013 10:53pm Really you are missing the point here they "Auto Plaza and Dan Young" ripped them off and took advantage of them 'mI sure these people didn't ask or expect to be ripped off. Are you a friend or associate of Auto Plaza and Dan Young because If you know so much about fixing their credit why don't you offer your services instead of what appear to be criticism. BillingsMom397fc Feb 8, 2013 3:40am This family is living very large. Gorgeous house w/salt water swimming pool, fancy Corvettes, etc. I agree that they paraded around all full of themselves. I witnessed it,too. MTKAMPIN Feb 8, 2013 4:32pm they will NOT remove that from a credit record! I had a similar thing happen, a dealer didn't pay my loan off, nothing related 2 this article, I hadn't had the car or seen it 4 at least 2 months. this is the words they used with me... WHOSE NAME IS ON THE TOP OF THE TITLE? THEN ITS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. I had my credit all but destroyed due similar circumstances. trust me, no one cares if your credits jacked up but u. I was turned into collections, setup for repossession, all with no idea until it was already 2 late. that was 10yrs ago, but cant imagine anyone is gonna care 2day either. boxer Feb 9, 2013 9:45pm There was another company that did this years ago. The article had several people in it that this happened to and it totally destroyed their credit. It was a devestation to a few families. And ya where are his partners? ruby Feb 11, 2013 10:22am Guess who will be loosing that "beautiful" home and fancy cars? He is the reason people don't trust car salesmen. Billings Nissan is slimy in practice as well. Reputation is everything. truthtroop Feb 11, 2013 5:57pm Because nobody got behind on anything in 2009. Sometimes life happens and things don't go as planned. I hope you were never behind on your phone bill because a company this big that was all this was it just happens to be a bank that they were behind with. Also sometimes a car doesn't get paid off because of the customer not doing what they are suppose to do but it is always the car dealers fault. Just remember not all car guys are the same but we get the short end of the stick because the car you got broke you are mad at the dealer not the car but if you buy a blender and it breaks you take it back not mad at Target. Think about this stuff next time you buy a car before you get mad. Rubadubdub Feb 11, 2013 10:17pm Let's count the number of people who have been shafted by Target vs. car dealers....yep just what I thought, car dealerships win that one. Almost impossible to defend car dealers when soooo many people have had a bad experience with them. The only thing in question regarding car dealers is how crooked are they and how long before they get caught. karmallgetya Feb 12, 2013 10:04am He was cheating people and the banks long before 2009....it just took a while for him to get caught. There is a huge difference in being behind on payments versus being outright dishonest about paying off loans on customers vehicles or paying finance companies when he sold them. You are right though....not all car dealers are bad....I have been involved with the car dealer industry my whole life and there are lots of good ones out there. Unfortunately, Dan Young wasnt one of them. Scary to think he is still able to sell cars under someone elses license....beware Bullride21 Feb 13, 2013 6:57am Once again the Liberal Comment Nazi would not post my comments. Must be friends with the crooks at American Spirit RV! snobord Feb 13, 2013 12:07pm Well M Cat aren't you special... The victim takes the photocopy of the transferred title and the contract for the replacement vehicle that was purchased to the county attorney and files criminal charges. Then the victim takes that paperwork to the bank. Just that simple. IF the bank fails to correct the credit bureau reports then the victim files a complaint with the FDIC against the bank. There you go smart alec. Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. 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