California Auto Repair Shop Stripped of License

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Sept. 30, 2019—The owner of an auto repair shop, Fabio Menjivar of FMC Automotive Services in Pacifica in California, has been accused of making unnecessary and fraudulent repairs will lose his business license after a one-year state undercover investigation, according to

The story first broke last year when state and local agents raided the shop.

"He sold work that wasn't necessary and he charged work that wasn't performed," said  Donald Johnson of the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

The accusations are the result of an undercover sting in which cars with known defects are brought in by agents posing as shoppers.

"We see if the repair facility successfully repairs the vehicle, repairs it properly, repairs it as invoiced," Johnson said.

"There was a settlement, a stipulated settlement agreed to. It was a settlement conference which resulted in a revocation of the respondent's license," Johnson explained.

Full terms of the confidential settlement will not be made public. 

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