i would be going after them with a vengeance..they are at fault for not protecting you and they have to pay
Well now that I'll have a conviction on Luedders, I have proof he scammed me. Makes it easier to go after the employer, without the conviction it's just my word against theirs.i would be going after them with a vengeance..they are at fault for not protecting you and they have to pay
I would take this info, and with the conviction file a compliant with the BBB. And also with the states Attourney Generals Office. It's all free. And would put the company on notice that this will not be tolorated. Don't quit with him.I feel compelled to post on here because I was an employee of the shop when Michael Luedders was hired and I did a background check on him after first meeting him because I personally though something was sketchy about him. What I uncovered was a long history of check fraud among other warrants out for his arrest at the time. I also called friends of mine who he said he had worked with who also told me he was a known theif. I brought all this info to the attention of the then current GM of the shop, Dustin Keeth. He said that all salesmen are like that and there was nothing to worry about, but I still kept my eye on him. I saw Michael sell a bottle of pills on the sales floor more than a few times. He took over payments of a hummer H2, a Corvette, and a 4 dr Jeep Wrangler. All three original owners of the cars came looking for him. There were plenty of other cash sales transactions that he and Dustin Keeth were involved in that were altered after the customer left the shop resulting in Dustin and Michael keeping some of the cash that the dealership should have gotten. They worked hand in hand together on most of these deals. Dustin fired Michael right after he recieved payment from you. I have no doubt that Dustin and Michael were working together on all of these transactions. Michael ended up rolling over on Dustin after he fired him and telling most of the people at the shop about them changing cash deals to tax exempt deals after the fact and forging paperwork so they could keep the cash for themselves. Dustin also requested Co-op money from Polaris on a unit so that we could give the unit to a local organization for them to raffle off for charity. Dustin recieved $10k from Polaris, switched to a cheaper unit (2009 Polaris Sportsman 550XP) Paid the unit off in our system at cost ($7500), wrote himself a check for the remaining money, then went and sold the unit and kept the cash. I slowly started uncovering more and more that not only Michael was doing, but Dustin was doing as well. After he fired Michael, Dustin only got worse. He easily made 6 figures that year from all of the stuff he was doing behind the scenes, not including his salary and commision that he was making on the front end. I left family powersports in early 2010 after busting my ass for them for three years and growning the parts department there by leaps and bounds. I talked to the owner and provided documented proof that I had kept about Dustin's illegal transactions and he was let go from the company. I still don't know if they pressed any charges on him or not, but I wouldn't be suprised to see him and Michael Luedders working together again somewhere else, possibly Austin.
I know this is alot of info that mostly has nothing to do with your transaction, but if any of it helps you out then I am glad.
For the record, I really liked Family Powersports as a Company. I think they have some very very good employees in the company. There were some things going on at the Mckinney store that they didn't know about and I think it really hurt them. My advice would be to stop dealing with the local GM's and go directly to the Owner if you can get ahold of him. His name is Morris Baker and in my eyes, he is a very good person. I hope some of this helps you out. And if anyone has dealt with Dustin Keeth or his One Six Powersports (his business that he secretly opened in August 2009 while still working for FPS, I would love to hear about it)