My Story About Non-Payment From Kruse

Have you sold a car at a Kruse Auction and NOT been paid? I’ve been scouring the internet, and there doesn’t seem to be any place to post concerns or figure out what is actually going on. This blog can be that point, and perhaps if there are enough posts with factual information, the proper authorities can locate all of those people that feel they may have been ripped off. Also, the media can find information here about the ongoing saga of folks selling cars but not being paid. You can post into the blog whatever information you have very easily. You can also add comments without registering, which is very easy. Please email me if you have questions, but I will try to post daily with any updates, and coupled with what others’ post we should be able to get the news out pretty fast.

Please limit your comments and posts to factual material, we arent trying to assume anything or defame anyone. Posts that arent factual, or that are profane or too controversial will be removed. It’s ok to put your name and phone number or email in your posts or comments, so others can reach you, but know that you may get spam as a result also. You can certainly email me with that information and I will keep it, in case I am contacted by law enforcement or media wanting to talk to others.

If you think you have been cheated, defrauded, tricked by Kruse Auctions International, selling a car and not being paid, this is the place to air those grievances. Please don’t post information about other types of disputes. If you think any of the money problems Dean Kruse or Kruse Auctions has had have affected you, post your story here so we can get attention on the matter, and perhaps get authorities, the police, the attorney general, or other civil or criminal action started. I found some postings scattered around on the internet, but we need to get all of our stories in one place.

I shipped my car to Kruse auction to sell. It’s easy to see now after reading articles and talking to others that was a mistake, and in fact I wonder if the auction ever intended to pay me, or if they were just going to use the money from the sale of my vehicle to pay others that allege they were cheated by not being paid from prior auctions. It did sell to Mark Hyman of Hyman Limited www.hymanltd.com. I understand that Hyman is good friends with Dean Kruse, and I dont know to what extent they work together. Mark said he paid for my car, I don’t know if that’s true or not. I also don’t know what type of arrangements Hyman had with Kruse International, or how they shared or commingled money, if at all.

33 Comments

  1. ron sturgeon

    it looks like these kruse auction people are bad dudes, a lot of posting from folks for non payment. One has to wonder why anyone is consigning any cars at all for him to sell, and it almost looks like a ponzi scheme, money from one auction may be being used to pay sellers of the prior auction?

  2. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope that you get paid for your car.

  3. Well today is the 100th day, Dean Kruse, and Kruse International Auction has not paid me my $30,500.00 for my car.
    I just hope the fine people of Dade County, in Miami Florida, know that if they Consign a car at the Kruse Collector Car Auction January 22nd through the 24th, at the the Dade County Fair Expo Center, and it sells, they probably will not see any money for their car.

    Yes that’s right, Dean Kruse and Co. will take your car like they did mine, they get paid for it, and leave you with nothing but a promise to pay you. Just call and ask one of the guy’s that work for Kruse in Auburn In. They will tell you everything is great, big show! 1000’s of cars to bid on, if you are selling you will get paid for your car or cars, nothing to worry about. Yea Right!, talk about a scam!!, good luck with that.

  4. If your considering selling a car through ‘Kruse Intl.’, you had better think again! Don’t Do It !!! I was uninformed & sold a car at the Verona, NY auction on August 8, ’09. When inquired about ‘MY’ money, they rudely reminded me that they had 30-days to pay per the contract. Something felt wrong, & my wife had an even stronger feeling than I that we had been robbed. Only then did we discover the others whom had been ripped off before us. She was inconsolable, as the automobile we sold was hers. We didn’t want to sell it, we had to (for financial reasons). After 30 days it was clear we had indeed been robbed by Dean Kruse & his band of ‘Trained Liars’. He might as well have been wearing a mask & brandishing a gun. We hired a lawyer to the tune of 2G’s (10% of what Kruse owed us), which was never recouped, but at least we knew that going in, you know, lawyers being lawyers and all. Well, for the money, the lawyer did nothing more than take care of the upstart of legal proceedings & service against Kruse. He said that he did try to contact them, but never received a callback, & could not keep calling them because he had already served them & it could be considered harassment. So I took matters into my own hands & decided to pound on their door (call them) every day until they paid us what they owed us. Every day, when I called, they always acted surprised, like my situation was unique, & always had some story why I couldn’ speak to someone in charge. I did learn, however, that the person in charge of ‘payouts’ was none other than Dean’s right hand woman, Diane Jernigan, his ‘Trusted Assistant of Over 30 Years’ as he called her. But you couln’t talk to her, you had to go through her assistant, one Kristen Carnahan, whom I was told could also write payoutchecks in Ms. Jernigans behalf. Ms. Carnahan was a bit snippy & rude & denied having any power over writing payout checks for Ms. Jernigan. But she did tell me that she would bring it up to Ms. Jernigan. However, she never did. I also discovered that Kristen Carnahan is Diane Jernigans niece, so Ms. Carnahan had an additional motive (besides keeping her job), to cover for aunt & her partner, the nefarious Dean Kruse. So, after a couple weeks of getting nowhere with these people, I decided to try & get the ‘Home’ phone numbers of Dean Kruse & Diane Jernigan. I looked in http://www.whitepages.com & there they were, complete with numbers and addresses. I called Dean’s house first, ‘The Bunker’ as he calls it, & his wife Kristen Kruse answered, but she denied knowing him (I would too, if I were her). I know it was the right number because when I called back it went to a voicemail that said “You Have Reached ‘The Bunker’, Leave A Message”. So I did, but never got a callback. I believe he might have disconnected that line shortly thereafter. So I called the ‘Home’ number I found for Diane Jernigan, & she actually answered the phone & spoke to me for a while about the plight my wife & I were facing at their (Kruse’s) hands. She promised to make a call & get a check out to us the next day. Maybe she took pitty on the fact that my wife had cancer twice, & thats why I bought her this automobile in the first place (to make her happy), but I had taken a loan for it & was now having trouble making the payments, so we ‘had’ to sell it (didn’t ‘want’ to), & now we had no vehicle & were still responsible for the loan. I don’t know. Anyway, it wasn’t the next day like she said, but a few days later, Ms. Jernigan actually called my house directly herself & spoke at length to my wife (as I was not home) & assured her that she had personally seen to it that the $20,000 check had been sent. A couple days later it arrived. We held our breath for about 10 days while it cleared. I had my doubts, but it did. Even though we received ‘our’ money, it still cost us, for the lawyer, & in aggravation & worry. We considered suing ‘Kruse’ for both, but decided it wasn’t worth further aggravation, & that the sooner ‘done with them’ the better.

  5. Anonymous

    ok admin or i mean “cock-gobbler” here is some press to dig on:

    As a collector car journalist, I have been watching the Barrett-Jackson
    auction for years. For the last five or so years, it has been very
    apparent that the Scottsdale auction is at best a bastion of greed and
    manipulation…and at worse, all-out fraud.

    I’ve discussed B-J with collectors, dealers and enthusiasts, many of
    whom would be considered “insiders,” meaning they’ve bought and sold
    cars at B-J and other auctions, or are well-known in the collector car
    hobby. For some reason, it is this year that people are all finally
    grumbling and passing rumors in unison.

    The bottom line is that Craig Jackson and the B-J company have really
    screwed themselves this year. Their contracts specifically promise every
    car three minutes on the stand. Due to ego and greed, they expanded the
    Scottsdale ’07 auction to the point they could not provide this, plus
    they had the audacity to do it on live television.

    A well-known former head judge in the Ford Thunderbird circles was one
    of the sellers who had his car short-timed. He has already filed a law
    suit against B-J, and this is already headed towards class-action status.
    According to this judge and other sources, it appears Barrett-Jackson
    was operating a bit on the same level as an evangelical healing show.
    They had assistants milling around asking what specific sellers thought
    their cars would bring. Armed with this information at the control desk,
    if a lot passed the value at which a seller indicated he’d be happy, the
    car would be rushed off and the gavel would fall – even if bidding was
    still very much alive.

    Because the event was televised on live television via the Speed TV
    network, the plaintiff(s) now have video/audio proof that buyers were
    signaling increased bids before the three-minute marks, but were denied
    by a too-fast last call and hammer.

    While this all might cause Barrett-Jackson to have to pay money to
    sellers in the form of a judgment or settlement, it is something else
    that might land Craig Jackson in jail.

    It is no secret that Barrett-Jackson owns many cars that are run through
    the auction – it was something I suspected many, many years ago. This
    was proven when they started maintaining a showroom of cars in Arizona.
    This is not illegal, but stay with me.

    I’ve always suspected that the cars owned by Craig Jackson and the B-J
    company were often driven up by shill bidders working for the company.
    Essentially, the strategy works in the sense that ever since the auction
    focus moved from classics like Packards and Duesenbergs to muscle cars,
    B-J has been able to shill, say a Hemi Cuda or mid-year Corvette 427
    they own, which causes the value of the 10 other identical cars to
    increase. They wind up “buying” their own car back, but the others go on
    to regular buyers, who now are paying higher because of the perception
    the market has moved up.

    This suspicion has been validated by auction attendees this year that
    witnessed cars sold at auction headed in trailers back to B-J’s
    warehouse. The lawsuit allegedly points out that these cars also spent
    significantly more time on the block than others.

    If this isn’t all interesting enough, during this year’s auction, fellow
    collector car journalist, Keith Martin of Sports Car Market, was booted
    from the Westworld premises and his media credentials revoked for
    voicing loud, specific concern regarding the event while sitting in the
    media room. Barrett-Jackson accused Keith Martin of “holding court” and
    attempting to send VIPs and journalists to the competing RM and Russo
    and Steele auction events. Among the alleged opinions included that the
    cars at B-J were of inferior quality (and had quality misrepresented,)
    as well as that the bidders were significantly over-bidding cars, which
    shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has witnessed people paying
    six figures for cars they could have bought for under $50,000 any other
    day of the year!!!
    This is somewhat of an interesting twist. Keith Martin’s publication has
    marketed the B-J events and has helped fuel its popularity. Keith is
    definitely one of the great “insiders” of the hobby, and has been a
    friend to Craig Jackson. In past years, Keith nor his publication have
    been critical of the goings-on and rumors, while other collector car
    journalists have been outwardly screaming that something stunk.

    It makes sense, since Sports Car Market really only tracks the value of
    vehicles and other items sold at auction, rather than via private sales
    (which really has skewed SCM’s values for years!) So without kissing-ass
    to B-J, Keith would have missed insider info on the largest events
    covered by his mag. So we can only guess that Keith and Craig had a
    falling out of some type.

    I applaud Keith for turning the corner on his view of B-J, but I’m with
    others I’ve talked to about this: I hate to say this about a colleague,
    but I felt his behavior was a bit unprofessional. As journalists, it is
    our responsibility to write what we think, but going to the show for
    years, then promoting RM and Russo+Steele while at Westworld is somewhat
    unprofessional. I agree that Keith, a true hobbyist who started out by
    writing an Alfa Romeo newsletter, was for a long time too much a part of
    the “circus” about which he finally rejected, and that SCM has to a
    significant degree helped to fuel misinformation and a house of cards
    regarding specific auction prices and bidding behavior. Keith, by all
    accounts, is a really good guy — an enthusiast, who maybe just needed
    to take a step back and a big breath and reacquaint himself with those
    outside of the very insulated collector car “in crowd” — and spend time
    with some car people who are not trying to exploit the collectors. There
    are plenty of guys who have dug themselves too deep into this little
    crowd, and are no longer fun to deal with, because they’ve put personal
    greed well ahead of the cars and the collectors. Keith will rebound —
    he has a great internal staff of really fantastic people, who hopefully
    will help him return to his roots.

    That being said… While I’ve never met him, the buzz among those in the
    hobby — both collectors and journalists, is that Craig Jackson is quite
    arrogant, so don’t expect many to come to his rescue. He inherited his
    father’s company, and has fueled B-J’s growth with a combination of
    intelligence, drive, ego, and greed. While there is nothing wrong with
    that combination, when it results in unethical and possibly illegal
    activities, that’s inexcusable.

    Like many surrounding the hobby, I will be watching the events unfold.
    Will the Westworld tents come down like a house of cards, or will
    everything just go away with an exchange of a little money? It’s hard to
    predict. Craig Jackson has become a very powerful man, and his company
    has pumped billions of dollars into the Arizona economy over the years.
    This all being said, there’s no doubt that Barrett-Jackson “jumped the
    shark” this year. Unlike when Fonzi did it, Craig Jackson drove his
    allegedly shill-bid Hemicudas over the tank and down a ramp that could
    lead to six years in a minimum security prison-issued orange jumpsuit.
    If that’s the case, maybe he can get Sports Car Market in the slammer to
    keep-up on Russo and Steele, RM and Kruse auction results.

  6. ANannyMouse

    I understand everyone’s anger and frustration with Kruse International. I used to be an employee there and believe me I know. I’m making no excuses for Dean’s actions, but I just want to say keep in mind that the people you end up talking to on the phone there have no control over when you get a check. They take the brunt of your verbal abuse (which I’m not denying you have the right to afflict on Dean). All I’m saying is to be as polite as you can until you get to the source…after all you get more bees with honey than vinegar, right? The person on the other end of the phone would write you a check in a second if they could, so it’s not fair to make their life miserable…it’s bad enough.

  7. len kendziorski

    Yes , I’ve been ripped off too. My vehicle was sold at the Labor Day auction ,and i still havn’t been paid . called them many times and they are all trained to pass the buck with many excusses. this problem caused other checks to bounce as they wrote me a rubber check. forcing me to borrow money at 24% more later

  8. Kruse car auction speeds funds to car sellers
    Legal, cash woes have dogged auction giant
    by Sean Holstege – Jan. 23, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Arizona Republic
    Checks have gone out to all but a handful of sellers from last weekend’s car show in Glendale, say representatives of auction giant Kruse International.

    The Indiana-based auctioneer hopes the quick turnaround will signal a change in fortune for a company that was dogged by a string of legal, financial and customer-relations woes last year.

    Historically, sellers waited a month to get paid for their cars at Kruse auctions, but last year, the company was hammered by the recession and fell behind in its finances. Customers in at least three states, including Arizona, complained they had to wait four months or longer to get paid. Some are still waiting.

    Glendale’s auction was touch-and-go. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it issued Kruse the requisite license to operate in the last business hour before the weekend auction. Kruse’s Arizona representative Andy Stone said the company juggles 150 permits around the world, and it made an administrative error when its license and bonding elapsed last fall. Arizona’s paperwork fell through the cracks.

    Similarly, the company didn’t renew its bonding, a type of title insurance needed to manage auctions, until the last minute, due to snafus and red tape, Stone said.

    Facing lawsuits from some creditors, angry complaints from some customers and an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau, company CEO Dean Kruse tried to settle nerves before Glendale’s auction by announcing a new program to handle all transactions through an escrow account with JP Morgan Chase Bank.

    “He wasn’t forced or required to do that,” Stone said. “He thought of it. He did it to provide peace of mind for buyers and sellers.”

    Chase issued checks to all but five buyers by Friday, Stone said.

    He said the new policy will revolutionize the sometimes-antiquated auction industry.

    “Everybody will get paid,” Stone said of the people waiting for checks from last year’s auctions. “I know it. More than half already have.”

    As the company was readying itself for today’s auction in Florida, back in Arizona, lawyers were negotiating to settle state and local tax liens totaling $89,000. Elsewhere, Kruse has sued to recover $6.7 million from buyers who hadn’t paid for their cars, the owner’s first lawsuit in 40 years, Stone said.

    In interviews last year, Dean Kruse said he had bigger financial problems in the early 1970s. His company emerged as one of the global industry leaders.

    “Most people facing Dean’s financial situation would have declared bankruptcy,” Stone said. “That’s the easy way out. In spite of the bad publicity and all the poison darts people are throwing at him, he’s going to make a go of it.”

  9. What about the remaining handful of sellers? How many is a Handful, worse still why have people been paid from recent auctions where my case began in September 3-8 of 2009 why are we left out of this article.

  10. Tom Thomas

    As for Barret- Jackson, lets be clear. When you take your car to an ALL NO RESERVE AUCTION you get what you get. That is why the quality of cars may have fallen off recently. There is no comparison between the Kruse issues and B-J. B-J customers are complaining that their car could have brought more if it were on stage longer. Give me a break that’s what happens when you go no reserve. Kruse customers (myself included) had their cars outright stolen by Kruse when they were not paid for their sales. Kruse’s classic response is that buyers are not paying for cars that were bought. If that’s the case the cars WERE legally stolen, and the sellers can go pick them up, because Kruse has the titles. If the cars were not paid for why were the titles sent out? As for the Chase bank situation, Indiana and PA (where I sold my car) require auction companies to hold money in escrow and document where the money that is going out came from. In other words (if you actually read the licensing law) they are required to pay sellers out of the same funds that were used to pay for the sellers property. Dean Kruse has not done this. I am in contact with the person who bought my car and the money was removed from his account the week after the car sold in October 2009. Kruse must think that money was his to spend how he wanted. It wasn’t. By law that money was mine, only his commissions were to be removed from the check and then the remainder (including any interest accrued while Kruse was holding it) was to be sent to me within 30 days. This is right out of Indiana and PA state licensing laws for anyone who disagrees with me. For four months my brother and I have tried to get our money. My brother even drove 10 hours one way with my father to Indiana to get a check, and still no money. To anyone considering selling a car with Kruse don’t do it. The reason I did is because my parents had sold cars with them for years, even my dad’s 54 caddy convertible sold in 2005 at Hershey with no issues. At this point I will do what ever I can to get Kruse’s licenses revoked. I have filed complaints with the Indiana and PA attorney generals, Licensing commissions, and insurance commissions and that is what I suggest anyone else in the same situation do as well.

  11. Thruston Bell

    Hi,

    I am T.
    I do research for D.Stanton.

    My e-mail address is thurstonbell@yahoo.com

    D. is interested in pursuing Mr. Kruse as I have helped him file complaints with the FBI, IN A.G., and his MI A.G. offices.

    After this offer to pay and promissory Note Scheme to make up for his failure to abide by his contract, and promising to pay sometime in September, we are making a new update to complain with the MI and IN A.G., the Michigan U.S. Attorney, and the FBI in MI and IN since he has admitted that he has committed honest services Fraud.

    If D. can find another party who wants to join him and use their situation to be used as the second count in a RICO suit, D. wants to pursue Kruse under a Civil RICO Action.

    One will need to have been deprived of property and honest services by violation of the contract. If they received mail from him regarding anything whatsoever, like showing he was a legitimate company, we can add the Mail Fraud charge to the suit as well.

    So, we are looking for co-plaintiffs.

    If one has a car and has not gotten their title, that would be honest services fraud against Kruse, and action now might help avoid being a Defendant to being charged later with unlawful possession of stolen property.

    But this is all a suggestion.

  12. you all need to learn how enterpanuership works

  13. Someone

    @”None”
    Perhaps you mean “entrepreneurship?”
    The last time I checked, being an entrepreneur didn’t mean “being a person who rips scores of people off.”

  14. robert motz

    I lost 78,000 from my 1970 Dodge Challenger; one I worked on for over 5 years. I got nothing but lies from all of Kruses’ people. I don’t understand why the state attorney generals office won’t go after this man. Also, the Indiana state police, Ft. Wayne post, Dan Klosen won’t arrest him. I think this is a reco crime, so where is the FBI. I would also suggest that no one have anything to do with R.M. AUCTION until we all are payed. The same people are working there. Kruse is working for R.M., the only thing I can see that is different is the name on the building.

  15. UNETHICAL AUCTION CO> BEHAVIOR:
    I have been a car collector since 1968 !
    I attended some of the very first Kruse car auctions ever heald!
    Dean in my opinion was never a “true car collector” as most of us are.
    When he was first hired to do an auction he did not know anything at all about these cars !
    I still believe that they only mean one thing him.
    A way to make BIG MONEY !
    The three ring Barrett~Jackson circus on Speed TV just only serves to fuel this greed for big money !
    There are many suspect practices going-on at most of these car auctions.
    I attended an RM auction of a well-know collector’s estate.
    RM stated that the proceeds of this auction would benefit the deceased collector’s favority charitys !
    At the start of the auction at the decased owner’s museum the audience was told to “Bid em up high folks~ It’s for a good cause !
    A week after this so called estate auction to benefit charity I was informed that all the cars in the estate were in fact bought by RM auction Co. before the event !
    RM ~~~OWNED ALL THE CARS OUTRIGHT Themselves !
    I was outraged that this was not made public at the starto the auction.
    UNETHICAL AUCTION BEHAVIOR :
    To add insult to injury a BUYERS PREMIUM was paid to RM for the rights to bid on RM’s own owned cars !
    Do you pay a Buyers Premium to buy anyone else’s goods ?
    The Antique & Classic Collectable auction situation has been getting very shady in the last half dozen years or so~
    BUYER & SELLERS BEWARE !
    JUST MY OPINION !

  16. If we are to believe Dean Kruse (I for one do not !) he released sellers cars to the new bidder/buyers without receiving proper payment !
    He in effect became a bank loaning money on credit to the 70+ new car buyers who he says did not pay !
    This far overstepped normal auction business practice !
    The Auction house’s primary business is to represent the SELLER and collect and safeguard auction cash proceeds for the seller! Much like a Real Estate broker !
    One has to wonder if the so-called non-paying buyers were collector car dealers that he had dealings with in the past who gave im a lot of business?
    Were these “Dealer Friends” and business associates in fact paid FIRST on cars they consigned ?
    Did KRUSE offer special treatment to some sellers over others ? By law all creditors should get equal treatment !
    Why were only some seller/consigners not as yet paid ?
    Is the auction BONDING Co. involved at all in these non payment situations ?
    Who is the Bonding Co ?
    THERE ARE STILL MANY QUESTIONS YET TO BE ANSWERED BY DEAN KRUSE !
    Lastly:
    Why would any bank in their right minds now have any dealings at all with Dean Kruse or KRUSE AUCTION CO ?
    Did Dean Kruse or his company collect ther fee comissions before all seller/consigners were in fact paid ?

  17. Norman Johnson

    Dean Kruse owes me money from a year ago. I am a 96 year old man who trusted Mr. Kruse to sell some vintage items for me, I depended on the money from these Items to help me with my living expenses. I have been unable to find a way to contact Mr. Kruse he doesn’t answer his phone or correspondence. This man needs to be brought to justice to pay the people he has scammed over the years.

  18. Justice is on the way!

  19. Donna Mooney

    My Father was a classic car collector and he just died. My sisters and I have to settle his estate, and in his will he states that we should call Dean Kruse and have him do the auction for us. This sucks. I want to follow my dad’s wishes, but it sounds like we will get robbed from Dean Kruse. Any advise? I don’t want to make a big mistake.

  20. Hi, I’m sorry for your loss,
    if your dad was still with us, I don’t think he would let this UNETHICAL man come close to his family. This man needs to be brought to justice, there are many auction houses out there that will take care of your father’s wishes, please do not give Dean Kruse a thought, he lost his auction license anyway, so, there is your way out. If your dad had a lot of cars try RM Auctions, go online you should have no problem finding a good honest auction company.
    Again, Sorry for your loss.
    Rodney Ross.

  21. Matt Gray

    Under questionable practices, a few years ago I went to a new event sponsored by Kruse Auctions as a no reserve muscle car spring spectacular. I was looking for a pre-70’s mustang, of which at least three were scheduled to be there. There was one. I set my limit and began bidding when it came up. After I dropped out I watched the rest of the bidding and realized that the owner, whom I’d talked to earlier, was bidding up his own car. I immediately went to the main office to register a complaint and they said it’s common practice so the owner can protect his investment. He may end up buying his own vehicle, but he is only out the commissions paid to Kruse for the priviledge of trying to make a buck. In an advertised “no reserve” auction, this does not seem fair. I have not been to a Kruse auction since, even though the auction park is only 30 miles away.

  22. Dean Kruse owes my husband a lot of money. We walked away from the auction with a promise to be paid the $515,000 within 30 days. That was back in September of 2009. Clayton Manthey (my husband) and I have gone broke trying to get this crook to pay up. We have a great attorney in Indiana but the process has been very slow. Any new information on Kruse would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me at jaianc03@yahoo.com. Or my husband at claytonmanthey@yahoo.com. We are aware that Kruse and his wife filed bankruptcy on Bunker Hills. How can this man still be doing any kind of business? What a scumbag. Thanks for reading.

  23. This seems to be happening more and more, and not just in the US. Here in Australia, I sent my car, a BMW to auction and it sold for 10 thousand dollars. I know a buyer paid for it, because it is now registered to them, and they are driving it around town. However I have never been paid the $10,000.00 from the auction, and when I try to call the auctionner or the company, the phone rings out, and they never return my calls. Seems like the auction house sold my car for 10 grand to someone, and they kept the 10 grand for themselves and never passed it on to me. I have to wait 10 more business days, and then if nothing comes through, I’m going to get a lawyer. I dont have my car and I dont have my money. I want one or the other. Someone is driving my car around, and someone has my 10 grand in their pocket. I’m mad as hell.

  24. Araceli Manthey

    Anything new going on with Dean Kruse? I am very interested in what he is up to these days. Please email me with any new information. Thanks. AraceliManthey@gmail.com

  25. DEAN@DEANKRUSE.COM SOMETIMES REPLIES, BUT HAS YET TO COMMIT TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN OBFUSCATION AND AVOIDANCE.
    HOME PH 260-927-1111 IS ANSWERED BY “THE CLEANING LADY” WHO WILL DO NOTHING TO ASSIST.
    DEAN KRUSE, INC. WAS DISSOLVED BY THE INDIANA S.O.S. IN 2012, SO DEAN JUST RE-FORMED THE CO (WITHOUT A COMMA) AND HAD IT RE-ESTABLISHED IN OCTOBER TO AVOID JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE FORMER CORP.
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

  26. I REV. GUY AUBREY CONTACTED DEAN KRUSE CO. & TOLD THEM A FARMER BY MY HOUSE HAD A 1963 FALCON FOR SALE FOR $ 2000 ,THEY TOLD ME THE LAST TIME
    THEY SOLD A 63 FALCON IT WENT FOR $ 5000 ,i\THEY told me to buy it ,so I DID WELL THAT LABOR DAY GAS HIT 4.00 A GALLON ! I TOWED IT MYSELF. $400 IN GAS ,$250
    REGISTRATION . MY CAR COMES UP 4 AUCTION NO BIDS ,THEN AT THE LAST MINUTE
    A 500.00 BID ! I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE ! I WENT TO THE OFFICE 500.00 WAS AN UNACCEPTABLE BID . I WANTED MY CAR BACK ! GUESS WHO BOUGHT MY CAR . SCUM BAG CROOK DEAN KRUSE !!! CONFICT OF INTEREST ! HE STOLE MY CAR ,THEN RESOLD IT TO SOME ONE ELSE . HIS BROTHER DENNIS INVITED ME TO GO TO HIS CHURCH ! & GAVE ME HIS CARD & CELL PHONE # ,WHEN I FOUND OUT KRUSE INTERNATIONAL STOLE MY CAR OUT FROM UNDER ME ..I CALLED DENNIS HUNDREDS OF TIMES.
    TELLING HIM THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD WOULD HIT THEIR BUSINESS IF THEY DID NOT PAY ME THE $$$ .BY THE WAY THEIR IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR DEAN KRUSE .I PAID HIM AN ENTRANCE FEE HE WAS SUPPOSSED TO LOOK OUT FOR HIS PAID CLIENT , WHEN I CONFRONTED HIM WITH MY OPINION ,HE REFUNDED MY $250
    I WANT MY CAR BACK I SAID , HE SAID IT WAS LONG GONE IN ANOTHER STATE HE SOLD IT OUT THE BACK DOOR . I BET HE NEVER PUT THE TITLE IN HIS NAME.. I HAVE PRAYED 4 YEARS 4 THE JUGDEMENT OF GOD TO HIT KRUSE INTERNATONAL & IT DID . PRAISE THE LORD & PASS THE JAIL TIME ,LETS KEEP THESE CROOKS OUT OF THE AUCTION BUSINESS FOREVER !! 23 MONTHS PROBATION ( THIS IS A JOKE !
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS & ALL OTHER STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE RIPPED OFF
    TO THE INDY AUCTION COMMISSION ! LOOSING $ 2000 IS ALOT OF $ TO ME . I WILL BE PRAYING THAT DEAN KRUSE MAKE RESTITUTION TO ALL OF US !!! AMEN !
    727 -364-6846 IS MY CELL IF ANY BURNED CLIENTS NEED TO TALK = THANKS !!

  27. Araceli Manthey

    I heard that Dean Kruse was on a tv show called fast and loud. And that he sold a Ferrari for a substantial amount. I’ve been trying to locate the episode but haven’t had any luck finding it. How can he sell a car for so much money yet still owe my husband and many others? Why isn’t this crook in jail? Please email me at AraceliManthey@gmail.com. Any news is greatly appreciated.

  28. MICHAEL ALBERS

    I BOUGHT AND PAID FOR A 1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL SEVERAL YEARS AGO FROM KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AT THE AUBURN AUCTION AND I NEVER GOT A TITLE. I SPOKE WITH THE SELLER OF THE CAR AND HE NEVER GOT PAYED FROM KRUSE FOR THE CAR BUT DID ACKWOWLEDGED THAT HE TURNED THE TITLE IN WHEN HE REGISTERED THE CAR FOR THE AUCTION. I FILLED A COMPLANT WITH THE INDIANA ATTOURNEY GENERAL BUT STILL HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANYWHERE. ITS BEEN YEARS AND I HAVE ALMOST $10,000 IN A CAR I CANT REGISTER, LICENSE OR SELL. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST THAT I DO???????

  29. Add me to your list. I dealt with Jeff Cook and Eric Howe who claim to run the “monster truck museum” in the Kruse building. they ripped me off for about $3,000 with the web off lies that seems to sum up Auburn inidana.

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