A Millet, Alberta, man is facing 97 charges for allegedly defrauding customers at an RV rental business.
Arnold Donszelmann, who owns Leisure RV Rentals Ltd., was arrested and charged Wednesday (Feb. 23) with 49 counts of fraud over $5,000 and 48 counts of theft over $5,000, The Edmonton Journal reported.
The charges resulted from a three-year investigation by the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, the body that regulates Alberta’s automotive industry, an AMVIC spokesman said in a news release.
Leisure RV’s business licence was revoked in 2007 by AMVIC, and the regulatory body released a statement in 2008 warning consumers that the business was continuing to operate without a license.
Donszelmann was fined $6,000 in September, 2006, after pleading guilty to a charge of selling vehicles without a consignment licence as required under Alberta’s Fair Trading Act.
Donszelmann failed to pay the owner of an RV that had been sold on consignment through Leisure RV Rentals LTD.
The motorhome owner eventually received the money owed to him.