Bay Ridge car dealer to pay for rolling over customers

A Bay Ridge car dealer has been ordered to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution to customers for fraudulent sales practices.

A supreme court judge ordered John Giufree to make payments to 46 customers from his Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi and Mazda dealerships. His poor practices included adding after-market items and pressuring buyers into signing blank contracts.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the victims were left with ruined credit reports or car options they never chose.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."