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A used car salesman from York was busted for allegedly selling vehicles without the appropriate license for more than 10 years after the Bureau of Consumer Protection sent undercover agents to investigate.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Thursday announced four legal settlements following two investigations into used car lots that were potentially violating state automobile sales licensure laws, advertising requirements and sales regulations.

The local man, William Kemper, had allegedly been without a sales license since his became inactive in 2001.

To obtain a license to sell cars in Pennsylvania, state requirements include submitting an application, proof of intent to sell vehicles, and an outline of specific plans for the dealership and facility.

Kemper also allegedly neglected to use written contracts that complied with state auto regulations.

The Bureau of Consumer Protection investigated consumer complaints and went undercover to find these violations and since the beginning of July has visited 109 dealerships statewide.

Under a settlement reached with investigators, Kemper will pay a $1,000 fine for failing to hold a valid vehicle salesperson license. He must also renew the license he allowed to lapse.

The Office of the Attorney General could not be reached to confirm where Kemper had been employed.

— Reach Jessica Schladebeck at jschladebeck@yorkdispatch.com.