GALVESTON – A consumer alleges a vehicle purchased from a Friendswood auto dealership had a tampered odometer.

Deauc Dentaen filed a complaint on March 6 in the Galveston County District Court against Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai alleging fraud and violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 23, 2016, the plaintiff purchased a 2012 Cadillac SRX from defendant. The plaintiff alleges that it was later discovered that the odometer had been tampered with, which caused a substantial decrease in trade-in value. As a result, the plaintiff allegedly suffered a loss profit of approximately $12,000.

The plaintiff holds Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai responsible because the defendant allegedly misrepresented the car's history and failed to provide a true and accurate CarFax report.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of less than $50,000, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs, attorney's fees, out-of-pocket expenses and all other relief to which plaintiff is entitled. The plaintiff is represented by Terry W. Vanderpool of Sixta & Associates PC in Friendswood.

Galveston County District Court case number 18-cv-0275

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