A former car dealer located in Toronto’s Scarborough neighbourhood, Min Tian o/a Nice Auto Sales, pleaded guilty to retaining an unregistered salesperson, contrary to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA), and was fined $12,500.
Tian was charged by OMVIC, Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator, for allowing her husband, Zhijun Wang, to use her OMVIC Registration and ID to gain access to wholesale vehicle auctions where he purchased numerous vehicles. Many of the vehicles were then sold with rolled back odometers or altered VIN’s. Wang was also charged by OMVIC for acting as an unregistered salesperson: he was convicted and fined $25,000.
OMVIC became aware of the serious allegations that led to the charges in late 2017. At that time the registrations of Min Tian and Nice Auto Sales, who operated at 4032 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough, were suspended. They have since been revoked.
Only OMVIC-Registered dealers/salespeople/staff, auction staff and OMVIC or other law enforcement personnel, are to be granted access to wholesale auctions; only registrants may attend for the purpose of bidding on, or acquiring vehicles.