TOPEKA – (April 7, 2021) – A Texas man and his automobile customization company have been banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution and $60,000 in penalties for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
Dustin Gregory, of Kaufman, Texas, doing business as CPR Street Machines, was permanently banned from doing business in Kansas. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Christopher last week approved a default judgment in Shawnee County District Court after Gregory failed to respond to a lawsuit the attorney general filed against him. Gregory was ordered to pay $8,092.82 in restitution to a consumer in Shawnee County. Gregory was also fined $60,000 in civil penalties and ordered to pay the costs of the attorney general’s investigation.
Gregory was accused of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by failing to provide goods to the consumer after being paid.
More tips on staying safe from consumer fraud are available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org. A copy of the default judgment is available at www.InYourCornerKansas.org/judgments.