Consumer claims Crossroads Chevrolet failed to apply down payment to vehicle after voided purchase

By Louie Torres | Jan 31, 2018

BECKLEY – An Alkol woman is accusing a Mount Hope car dealership of fraud after she purchased a vehicle there.

Wilcie Y. Dotson filed a complaint Jan. 5 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Crossroads Chevrolet LLC, Ally Financial Inc., Trina Blackburn and Cameron Dotson alleging common law bad faith, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, fraud and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff contracted with Crossroads for the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited in January 2016. She alleges she made a $12,000 down payment, which left $8,989.50 remaining on the price, but later told the defendant she did not wish to purchase the vehicle as the defendant could not fulfill the contractual term of installing a backup camera.

The suit states that Crossroads contacted the plaintiff in February 2016 to tell her a 2015 Cruze with a factory-installed camera was in stock and that her entire transaction for the 2016 vehicle would be voided and her down payment applied to the 2015 vehicle. She alleges she agreed to purchase the 2015 vehicle with the condition she would have no financial responsibility for the 2016 one.

The plaintiff holds Crossroads Chevrolet LLC, Ally Financial Inc., Blackburn and Dotson responsible because the defendants allegedly did not apply the $12,000 down payment to the 2015 vehicle, classified the 2016 vehicle as a trade in and added the loan balance to the cost of the 2015 vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants for all damages and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Stephen P. New and Stacey L. Fragile of The Law Office of Stephen P. New in Beckley. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Robert A. Burnside Jr.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 18-C-9-B

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