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The owner of an expanding Volkswagen van business on Lee Highway (Rt. 11) in Pulaski is facing 13 misdemeanor charges after being accused by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles of operating an unlicensed automobile dealership.
Although Kevin Howard Lindamood of Pulaski told Pulaski Town Council last February that he sells the vans on the internet, Lindamood allegedly told DMV investigators “he was only holding the vehicles, and that they were not for sale,” according to Gene Reece, an assistant special agent in charge with the DMV.
Reece states in a DMV press release that the agency’s Law Enforcement Service (LES) started investigating Lindamood in October after receiving complaints from citizens and other automobile dealers.
A visit to the lot, on both sides of Northwood Drive at the Rt. 11 intersection, found 163 of the vans on three lots, Reece said. He indicates five more of the vans may be at a repair shop in the Waynesboro area.
“LES agents visited Lindamood’s car lot and reported he was allegedly advertising cars and parts without a dealer’s license and without the proper business license from the town of Pulaski,” the press release states.
The website Lindamood cited during last February’s council meeting, vuhvanagon.com, advertises the business as offering part sales, vehicle sales, automobile shipping, and the importation of European and Canadian van models at least 25 years old or older.
“Vuh-Vuh-Vroom! If you’ve ever owned a Vanagon … it’s probably here …,” the website states.
Lindamood’s charges include 12 class one misdemeanors and one class three misdemeanor. A single class one misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. The maximum sentence for a class three misdemeanor is a fine of $500.
Lindamood is charged with selling cars without a motor vehicle dealer’s license, offering vehicle parts for sale while not being a licensed salvage dealer, possessing five or more inoperable vehicles constituting a vehicle graveyard, and having nine “open” vehicle titles with no buyer or seller listed. A Jan. 19 court date has been set in Pulaski County General District Court.
The charges were served on Lindamood with the help of Pulaski Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
“Mr. Lindamood was cooperative and said he is working toward complying with state and local regulations,” Reese said.

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Van sales halted

The owner of an expanding Volkswagen van business on Lee Highway (Rt. 11) in Pulaski is facing 13 misdemeanor charges after being accused by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles of operating an unlicensed automobile dealership.
Although Kevin Howard Lindamood of Pulaski told Pulaski Town Council last February that he sells the vans on the internet, Lindamood allegedly told DMV investigators “he was only holding the vehicles, and that they were not for sale,” according to Gene Reece, an assistant special agent in charge with the DMV.
Reece states in a DMV press release that the agency’s Law Enforcement Service (LES) started investigating Lindamood in October after receiving complaints from citizens and other automobile dealers.
A visit to the lot, on both sides of Northwood Drive at the Rt. 11 intersection, found 163 of the vans on three lots, Reece said. He indicates five more of the vans may be at a repair shop in the Waynesboro area.
“LES agents visited Lindamood’s car lot and reported he was allegedly advertising cars and parts without a dealer’s license and without the proper business license from the town of Pulaski,” the press release states.
The website Lindamood cited during last February’s council meeting, vuhvanagon.com, advertises the business as offering part sales, vehicle sales, automobile shipping, and the importation of European and Canadian van models at least 25 years old or older.
“Vuh-Vuh-Vroom! If you’ve ever owned a Vanagon … it’s probably here …,” the website states.
Lindamood’s charges include 12 class one misdemeanors and one class three misdemeanor. A single class one misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. The maximum sentence for a class three misdemeanor is a fine of $500.
Lindamood is charged with selling cars without a motor vehicle dealer’s license, offering vehicle parts for sale while not being a licensed salvage dealer, possessing five or more inoperable vehicles constituting a vehicle graveyard, and having nine “open” vehicle titles with no buyer or seller listed. A Jan. 19 court date has been set in Pulaski County General District Court.
The charges were served on Lindamood with the help of Pulaski Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
“Mr. Lindamood was cooperative and said he is working toward complying with state and local regulations,” Reese said.

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