Title

Feature article focusing on Rick Flynn, owner of R. P. Flynn & Sons Towing and C

Authors

Allen Dammann

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

12-10-1998

Pages

12, 13, 17

Abstract

Feature article focusing on Rick Flynn, owner of R. P. Flynn & Sons Towing and Collision, who is a repo man, a term commonly used for those who repossess automobiles and other consumer goods when their owners default on payment agreements. Flynn repossesses vehicles for $175 to $250 each, though he claims most repo men charge $350 per job. Will Lund, director of the state's Office of Consumer Credit Regulations, says repossessions are legal actions as long as three basic rules are strictly adhered to. A repo man cannot breach the peace, use force or the threat of force, or break into a private premise. Repo men must also pass a criminal background check, prove a net worth of at least $10,000, and be licensed by the state. And they must inform local police before a vehicle is repossessed because the owner will probably report the vehicle as stolen.

Subjects

Repossession, Rick Flynn

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