CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit Monday against used car dealerships in hopes of shutting the businesses down.

The suit alleges four people with Richmond’s Quality Cars and CMS Pre-Owned Auto Sales — both on Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes — misrepresented odometer readings and sold vehicles “as is,” including selling cars with serious mechanical issues and fraudulent inspection stickers.

Morrisey said the actions were done without a state dealer’s license and in open violation of repeated cease and desist orders from the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

“Any business that circumvents the law must be dealt with accordingly, and this lawsuit demonstrates our commitment to protect consumers,” he said.

The lawsuit also asks remaining inventory to be seized and profits made on vehicles sold to be forfeited.

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