Beckley woman alleges she was improperly added as buyer of vehicle instead of co-signer

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE – A Beckley woman alleges an auto dealership misrepresented that she would only be a co-signer on a credit agreement and instead listed her as the buyer.

Roxanne Walker filed a complaint in Fayette Circuit Court against Santander Bank N.C. and King Coal Chevrolet Co. alleging fraud and other counts.

The suit states that the plaintiff was called on March 3, 2018, by the defendant who requested her signature in order to grant credit to her second cousin for the purchase of a vehicle. The plaintiff alleges she met with a representative for King Coal who understood that the plaintiff was not going to receive any goods or services in exchange for the co-signing. The plaintiff alleges that without her knowledge, King Coal submitted the finance application under her name and credited her as the buyer of the vehicle.

In fall 2018, the plaintiff alleges she was informed that her relative had stopped making payments on the contract and Santander contacted her about making the payments.

The plaintiff alleges she has tried to surrender the vehicle to Santander and has suffered credit damage due to the situation.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Bren J. Pomponio of Mountain State Justice Inc. in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul M. Blake Jr.

Fayette Circuit Court case number 19-C-39

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