York County auto shop ordered to pay $106,000 in restitution to customers

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The owner of Progress Auto Salvage Inc., located at 964 Rossville Road in Lewisberry, has been charged with violating Pennsylvania consumer protection laws.

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a verdict Monday against a York County junkyard and auto repair shop.

The owner of Progress Auto Salvage Inc., located at 964 Rossville Road in Lewisberry, has been charged with violating Pennsylvania consumer protection laws.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, owner and operator Emeka K. Oguejiofor and his company accepted consumer deposits and installments and failed to do the agreed upon work.

“This junkyard and its owner ripped people off with their hard-earned money by offering trash deals and never delivering the job,” said AG Shapiro.

“This verdict should be a warning to all potential bad actors, rip off Pennsylvanians and you will have to face my office in court,” he continued.

Monday’s verdict awards $106,044 in restitution to eight customers and permanently bans Progress Auto Salvage and Oguejiofor from holding a scrap and disassembly and auto recycling license.

The trial took place from October 11 to 14. Eight clients testified against Oguejiofor and his company, according to a statement from Shapiro’s office.

The customer once testified that he purchased vehicles from Progress Auto Salvage and arranged for the company to ship the cars overseas. Progress Auto Salvage and Oguejiofor allegedly took $92,000 of the customer’s money and failed to get the vehicles paid for.

Another York County customer testified that he purchased a frame for his truck and agreed to have Progress Auto Salvage install the part in February 2019.

Reportedly, the installation dragged on for years. In March 2022, the customer picked up his vehicle and noticed that not only was the part never installed, but Progress Auto Salvage had also caused major damage to his truck and removed the catalytic converter.

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