The Delaware car company that was founded in the early 1900s is facing an investigation by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, which alleges it violated state law when it offered cars for rent in the state.
The investigation by Delaware Attorney Generals Office investigators and a criminal complaint was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The probe follows an earlier complaint from the Attorney General in May, which cited violations of state law.
The Attorney General said in a statement Tuesday that it has filed a civil suit against CarRental Delaware, the company it alleges violated Delaware law.
A statement from the Delaware Department of Business, Innovation and Economic Development said in part: “We are committed to ensuring that Delaware businesses operate in a manner that supports the public’s right to have access to safe, reliable and affordable transportation.
“The department will seek to resolve any legal claims with the company by way of a settlement.” “
CarRentals Delaware did not immediately respond to an AP request for comment. “
The department will seek to resolve any legal claims with the company by way of a settlement.”
CarRentals Delaware did not immediately respond to an AP request for comment.
A state Department of Justice spokeswoman did not respond to a request for additional information.
A CarRotor company website, which lists Delaware residents as its customers, says that the company is based in Newark and has a fleet of more than 200 vehicles.
It says its Delaware offices are open seven days a week.
Delaware Attorney Gen. Thomas E. Foley Jr. said in May that he was investigating CarRoto for allegedly misleading people about its vehicle leasing services and its leasing services were not legal.
A criminal complaint in May filed by the Attorney Generates Office alleged that CarRotans Delaware business violated Delaware rules by leasing vehicles that are now being used in illegal ways.
It also accused CarRottes Delaware business of using its vehicles for advertising purposes.
The complaint also alleged that in the past, CarROTans Delaware did business with an unlicensed broker and that the broker was using the vehicles to promote itself on the company’s website.
The attorney general said in that May complaint that the business used the vehicles for illegal advertising and promotional purposes.
In a May letter to the attorney general, Car Rentals Delaware said that it is not a registered or regulated car rental business.
“As a licensed broker and leasing company, we are committed not only to maintaining our licensed services, but to providing them to our customers at a fair and equitable price,” the company said.
The company also said it will continue to work with the Attorney Gates Office to help the state determine whether it violated Delaware state law or state regulations and is cooperating with law enforcement officials.