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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:56

Wolcott, CT, Auto Body Shop in Trouble with DMV

Bob Lebrun, the owner of North East Customs auto body shop in Wolcott, CT, is in trouble with motor vehicle officials for operating without a license, even after he was told to stop.

The WFSB I-Team got Lebrun to answer some tough questions.

"I have a license," Lebrun said.

When told that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said he'd been operating without one, Lebrun said, "I didn't know I needed a license."

However, the DMV said it was alerted back in August 2013, that North East Customs did not have a license, that Lebrun was arrested on 12 counts (one for every car in his shop), and that Lebrun was told to shut down until he had a license.

"They told me I had to stop," Lebrun said when asked about the DMV's visit. "I did. Until the paperwork, that was."

Lebrun could not tell the I-Team exactly when he shut down and for how long.

However, customers said he did not shut down and was still open as of May 8, 2014.

The DMV said it did not have the staff to check on Lebrun's business, so that's why it remained open. It did say that it had a criminal case against him.

Lebrun could be fined $1,000 for each car he worked on while not having a license.

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