TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that Richard Stevens, Anthony Stevens and David Stevens are permanently banned from engaging in any automobile or paving activity in Arizona after violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act (“ACFA”) and scamming customers out of thousands of dollars. Defendants will also pay $18,401.00 in consumer restitution. The restitution is part of an Order for Default Judgment against A&D’s Auto Care, Richard Stevens, Desert Paveing [sic], Anthony Stevens and David Stevens aka David Lee.
The Default Judgment resolves the State’s Consumer Fraud Lawsuit filed in June 2015. Using the names A&D’s Auto Care, A&D Auto, A & D Auto Care, A&D Auto Body and A&D’s Auto Care and Collisions, Defendants sold automobile repair, collision and detailing services to consumers in Pima County. The State’s Complaint alleged that Defendants violated the ACFA by accepting money for auto repairs that consumers never received. Desert Paveing [sic], also operated by Defendants, offered paving, pavement repair and cleaning services in Pima County. The State’s Complaint alleged that Defendants violated the ACFA by accepting money for paving services they failed to complete. The Complaint also alleged that Defendant Anthony Stevens violated the ACFA by representing that he was licensed by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (“ROC”) when neither he nor Desert Paveing [sic] had an ROC license.
In addition to permanently enjoining Defendants from engaging in automobile and paving activities in Arizona and requiring a payment of $18,401.00 in restitution, the judgment also requires Defendants to pay $100,000.00 in civil penalties and $16,580.00 for the State’s attorney’s fees and costs.
This case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Taren Ellis Langford.
Defendants’ principal place of business was 2631 North Stone Avenue in Tucson, Arizona.
If you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6504, or outside the metro areas at (800) 352-8431. Bilingual consumer protection staff is available to assist. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Attorney General’s website.
For additional information, members of the media may contact Mia Garcia, Director of Media Relations at (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov.
Full copy of the Default Judgment.