State board levies fine on Tylersburg car lot

From staff reports

The state Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons Licensing Board has fined a Tylersburg, Farmington Township, business and owner.

Albert E. Hippert, Sr. and Tylersburg Motors, LLC, of Tionesta, Forest County and Tylersburg, Clarion County, were levied a $200 civil penalty and placed on probation for a period of one year, based upon making substantial misrepresentations of material fact, making a false promise of character likely to induce the sale of a vehicle, and demonstrating unprofessional conduct or incompetency to operate as a licensee.

The date of the offense is listed as May 22, 2020. The sanctions were announced by the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Disciplinary Actions for September.

The state Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons serves to protect the public interest in the purchase and trade of vehicles so as to insure protection against irresponsible vendors and dishonest or fraudulent sales practices.

The board regulates the licensure of salespersons, dealers, vehicle auctions, manufacturers, factory branches, distributors, distributor branches and factory or distributor representatives in the vehicle industry.

Also, the board determines whether a manufacturer may establish a new vehicle dealer or relocate an existing new vehicle dealer within or into a relevant market area where the same line-make is then represented.

In addition, the board investigates complaints and allegations of wrongful acts of any licensee or person required to be licensed by law.