Repo Leads to Child Porn Arrest of Felon

Waco, TX – 18 January 2017 – The repossession of electronics led to an arrest of a man previously convicted of a child pornography charge after a rental company found several files containing child pornography on a cellphone in the man’s possession in November, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

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Supreme Court to Review Santander FDCPA Lawsuit

supreme_crtWashington, DC – 13 January 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether firms collecting on debt they bought for pennies on the dollar can be held liable in lawsuits brought by debtors they targeted under a federal law cracking down on debt collectors’ abusive practices. The justices agreed to review a lower court’s decision to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit against Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC.N) over allegations it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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Roster Of Influential Speakers Announced For NARS 2017

NARS_NO_YRU.S. Olympian and former NFL football player, former NFL cheerleader,  9-11 distinguished firefighter, and award-winning comedian among speaker lineup for the North American    Repossessors Summit

IRVING, Texas – January 11, 2017 – The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS), an industry event hosted by American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and headline sponsor Harding Brooks Insurance, is proud to announce its full list of speakers for NARS 2017.

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Repo Man Sentenced in Death of Woman Whose Car he Was Attempting to Repossess

ut_drw_crtrmProvo, UT – 11 January 2017 – A Utah repossession agent accused of forcing a woman off the road, leading to a fatal crash while trying to take back her car was sentenced Tuesday to one to 15 years in prison.

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Auto Sales: The Party May be Over

usd_car_lotCar sales are near record levels. But this is a time of uncertainty for the industry, not celebration.

Sales are showing signs of leveling off. When December figures come in Wednesday, they may be enough to eke out a seventh straight year of gains, edging past last year’s record of 17.5 million cars and trucks. But sales are expected to fall in 2017.

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Debtors Son Arrested for Firing Shots at Repossessor

e_cllns_sprtnbrgSpartanburg, SC – 4 January 2017 – Spartanburg County deputies said a man was arrested Tuesday night after firing a gun at a tow truck that was repossessing a vehicle.

Deputies said they were called to an incident on Harrelson Road just before 11 p.m.

According to investigative reports, the tow truck was called to haul off after a woman had failed to make payments on it. The woman’s husband and sons attempted to take items from the car before it was hauled away and told deputies they had not taken all of their personal items from the car when the tow truck driver began leaving.

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Repo Chase and Shooting in Florida

k_clybrnMelbourne, FL – 31 December 2016 – Melbourne Police have arrested a 48-year-old Kevin Claybourne early Saturday morning after the suspect reportedly chased down and shot at a repo man who was lawfully repossessing the suspect’s truck.

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Go Green $ave On Fuel Cost

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Detroit Wrecker brings another industry changing product. Proud to announce we are an official Icom dealer. We chose to represent Icom due to the patented Liquid Propane Injection System they use. Not the typical CNG or Vapor Propane Systems we are already used to seeing. This system is radically different.

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It’s Christmas Time

christms_tree_aGuest Editorial

It is hard to believe that the Christmas season is once again upon us.  Of course at my age, every morning I wake up and realize I can still walk and see and still go to work and be productive, it is a time for celebration.

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What Ever Happened to “Repo Reality” TV?

op_rpo_fightEditorial

For several years, the repossession industry was up in arms about the proliferation of “Repo Reality” TV shows and the negative image of the industry they portrayed as a bunch of lawn wrestling jug heads who dropped their gloves for a fight on the drop of a dime. There was a perception and theory that these melodramas were contributory to what seemed like spikes in repossession related acts of violence including shootings and deaths. Seemingly unnoticed and with no fanfare, they all went away almost as quick as they proliferated.

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