SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A KY3 News investigation this past summer led to the state shutting down a car dealer in Springfield. Since then, at least three victims got their money back.
The owner of Excel Auto Group, Ashley Bolton, is headed to a criminal trial. Excel Auto Group, formerly B and B Motors, was shut down in June after KY3 alerted the Missouri Attorney General's Office that it was selling cars that had false odometer readings. Many of them had the mileage lowered by hundreds of thousands of miles.
Scores of customers have been waiting for some kind of restitution from the Attorney General's Office in the way of getting their money back, but they are still waiting.
Mary Taylor took matters into her own hands -- and it has finally paid off.
"There is my check -- $2,420!" Taylor said on Monday.
It was a sight whe thought she would never see.
"I got the judgment but I thought, 'Nah,' cause he (Bolton) doesn't pay his bills, and I found that out when I tried to get him to pay for part of the repair of the brakes on the car because they were bad from the day he sold it to us, very bad," she said.