DMV Investigates Former California Dealer
A former California RV dealer is under investigation by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on allegations the company defrauded clients.
The Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight reported that at least six people contacted local law enforcement with allegations concerning R&R RV Sales, Anderson, which closed in July according to DMV records.
Anderson Police Capt. Robert Kirvin said that since the allegations involved falsified DMV documents and other contractual issues, the case was forwarded to the state agency’s law enforcement wing for further investigation.
DMV spokeswoman Jan Mendoza confirmed that the agency was investigating the business, but she declined to elaborate on the ongoing inquiry.
R&R RV Sales was granted a state occupational license in 2003 to sell new trailers, RVs and motorhomes, according to the DMV’s website, before going out of business in July.
Mario Benjamin Tomsich Jr. is listed as the owner, and efforts by the Record Searchlight to reach him were unsuccessful.
Mendoza said sworn law enforcement officers at the DMV have the full authority to investigate criminal cases. When an investigation is completed, a case is forwarded to a county’s district attorney, who then may file charges.