Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)



Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)

April 29, 2014 17:15 ET

RV Dealer Swindled Dozens of Albertans in Fraudulent Scheme

Largest conviction in AMVIC's history

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - An 11-person jury convicted a former Millet, Alberta RV dealer guilty of 31 counts of fraud over $5,000 under Section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code on April 26, 2014.

The jury found Arnold Donszelmann guilty of defrauding 36 consumers.

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council laid the charges that led to Donszelmann's conviction in 2012.

"AMVIC as the Regulator for the RV industry is pleased to see a guilty verdict in what has been a long investigation and lengthy trial," John Bachinski, executive director of AMVIC said.

AMVIC cancelled Donszelmann's business licence in 2007.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 28th, 2014 at the Edmonton Law Courts.

About AMVIC: The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) is a regulatory organization authorized by the Minister of Service Alberta to enforce and administer the following legislation in relation to automotive business: the Fair Trading Act; the Automotive Business Regulation; the Cost of Credit Disclosure Regulation, and the Internet Sales Contract Regulation. AMVIC's mandate is to provide consumer protection in Alberta's motor vehicle industry. AMVIC publishes valuable information and tips for consumers, businesses and salespeople at www.amvic.org.

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries: Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council
    Laura Lowe
    Manager of Communications and Education
    780-468-0476
    LLowe@amvic.org
    www.amvic.org