Auto Repair Shop Revoked of License

Quincy auto repair shop is officially out of business, according to the state! Business owner James Dennis Corey of Corey’s Automotive and Smog is found in East Quincy. He was fined for various violations that now amounts to $9,390 for investigations and court costs. As of last year, his licence has been revoked.

Since September 2009, 13 violations were found with Corey’s auto repair shop which was reported by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).

  “(Corey’s) violations are serious,” wrote Administrative Law Judge Danette C. Brown. “(He) performed unnecessary repairs, charged his customers for those repairs, and did not perform required repairs despite his assertions that he did.”

Probation was not even an option as the shop was nor the owner was not credible. The judge said that Corey “was not credible, and he offered no assurances that he now understands and accepts responsibility for his conduct. Given his history, revocation of (his licenses) is required to protect the public interest and welfare.”

But still, Corey is fighting for his license as he claims that the woman was not a real judge and sees that his license be back after 3-4 years.

  “I never went before a jury of my peers,” Corey said last week. “I was put out of business by testimony from four people, who just so happened to owe me money.”

So now, Corey is just working on boats or snowmobiles.  Anything about trucks and cars can only be up to an oil change. “If it doesn’t have wheels, I’m allowed to work on it,” he said.

 According to the Bureau of Automotive Repair “He can’t do repairs for compensation from the motoring public,” said BAR field officer Carl Holmes. “If he continues to operate, the next step would be through the criminal court system.”

Judge Brown heard two of his cases in Plumas Court Courthouse in Quincy and in Sacramento. Several times he was warned of his unorganized and undeclared evidences that was repeatedly been tried to be used in court.

Four customers filed complaints of his shop and several evidences by the Bureau of Automotive Repair was also revealed, such as those of undercover report for a 1994 Ford Explorer. The report read that the shop had cases of “dishonesty, fraud or deceit” as he charged for services not performed.

 “The reason we (go undercover) is that anybody can complain about a repairman if they feel they aren’t treated well. We know that,” Consumer Affairs spokesman Glenn Mason said in December 2011. “That’s why we investigated this ourselves.”

Permanent invalidation of his repair dealer registration is what the state decided but considerations could be made if he pays the $9,390.

Posted by Diane Araga, on April 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM