CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The Colorado Attorney General’s office has ordered the owner of AAAA-TV, Electronics and Vacuum in Centennial to close his repair shop, due to deceptive business practices.
The AG’s office is accusing Muhammed Murib of deceiving, misleading and financially injuring thousands of consumers.
The state is now pursuing a consumer fraud case against Murib that could lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties.
The state launched an investigation into Murib’s business practices following a FOX31 Problem Solver’s investigation exposed him for charging customers for unnecessary repairs in January this year.
Murib was arrested and is facing criminal charges of theft and fraud in Arapahoe County. Murib appeared in court in July this year.
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We heard Murib was tossing out records and found dozens of documents in the dumpster behind his store. Investigators believe Murib was destroying evidence when we confronted him in the dumpster earlier this year. He is also accused of deleting all the repair orders that were stored on his store’s computer.
Court records show Murib’s own employees told Arapahoe County Sheriff investigators that “Murib ripped off” every customer and “lied” to “increase their bill.” The documents show if a customer refused to pay, Murib would order his technician to “unfix” or even “cut a wire” so the item would not function.
He was also investigated for theft and racketeering charges related to his repair business in the 90’s, but the case was dismissed.
The Colorado Attorney General has now issued a restraining order against the owner of AAAA-TEVA. That means they can no longer operate their repair business out of the Centennial location.
The store is still able to sell new items and the store can remain open to sell those items.
Murib opened AAAA TEVA under the name County Line Vacuum and Appliance in 2007 at 8216 South Holly St. in Centennial in 2007. He moved across the street to 8239 S. Holly St. and renamed the company AAAA TEVA in 2011.
The Attorney General would like any victims who have not filed a complaint with their office to contact them. The AG’s consumer line is 800-222-4444.