Springs Transmissions Owner Denies Fraud Accusations

11 News spoke with the owner of Springs Transmissions, Greg Ehnes. He tells 11 News that he's innocent, and that the fraud allegations against him are completely untrue.

"I'm very frustrated. If I do something wrong, just be straight. They're trying to frame me," said Ehnes.

Ehnes admits that some cars worked on in his shop were not properly fixed, but he says he fired the mechanics responsible and hired new help.

Some customers of Springs Transmissions showed up Wednesday night at the business near Platte and Chelton, trying to get their cars back. That's after police serve a search warrant.

I've been investigating this business for months and sharing with police what I've uncovered.

Wednesday police officers made a major announcement saying they know of at least 22 victims, but there could be upwards of 50.

We're talking about customers who say they paid for work that wasn't done, folks who had trouble getting back their cars, even allegations of theft and vandalism.

Members of the Financial Crimes Unit took photographs and left with scores of documents and records.

Katrina Olivas told us, "It's not working, it's not starting. It's not even fixed."
She says she brought her car to Springs Transmissions and Automotive for a basic oil change.

She says, "Everything is torn off in here, everything is missing, all my fuses, everything."

Daniel Gonzalez is also frustrated after spending thousands of dollars to get his truck fixed.

He found a mess inside his vehicle when he went to pick it up.

Daniel says, "Grease all over the seat-belt. I don't smoke there was ashes on the passenger side, ashes in the back of the car... so I think I'm going to take my truck home."

And he's not alone.
Several angry customers came out with tow trucks to get their cars back tonight.
One told us, "Gate's open. I'm gonna go get it."

You may remember one of Ehnes' customers from our 11Call for Action Investigation.

Denise Eberlein had to go to court to get her 2003 minivan back, but when she did ... it wouldn't start.

She asked for our help and experts couldn't believe what they found.

Don Callender said, "This transmission would not have lasted, not at all. Somebody else would have been rebuilding this transmission again."

Greg Bunch with Aspen Auto Clinic told us, "Guys that do this to people should not be in business."

Greg Ehnes has not been charged with any crime and continues to operate this business as well as Springs Converters, located across the street.

Police say there could be more victims so they're urging anyone who took their car there to call police at 444-7000.

Remember, Always check out a company before doing business with them.

In this case Springs Transmissions advertised it had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We discovered it had an F rating even though it had a BBB sticker on the door and advertised its expertise.

Don't take a company's word for it Go directly to the BBB yourself or give us a call at 457-8211.


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