LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Friday her office has filed a lawsuit accusing a Northwest Arkansas-based car dealer of unlawful business practices.


The suit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Vancurens Auto Sales, Infinity Auto Sales, Infinity Towing and Recovery, John Michael Vancuren, Michelle Nicole Vancuren and their officers and owners, accuses the defendants of violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.


Rutledge alleges that the defendants deceived Arkansans into taking out multiple third-party loans to purchase used vehicles, failed to apply the proceeds of returned vehicles to outstanding loan principals, towed and repossessed vehicles using high-pressure tactics and commonly failed to deliver the titles of sold vehicles to consumers.


The suit seeks civil penalties, restitution, attorneys’ fees and costs.


A call Friday to Vancurens seeking comment was not immediately returned.