Braselton auto lot and tax office empty after Tough Questions - CBS46 News

Braselton auto lot and tax office empty after Tough Questions report

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BRASELTON, GA (CBS46) -

Most of the furniture was cleared out of the office which houses Braselton Used Auto Sales and Braselton Tax Loans Service on Highway 53 in Braselton.

Richard Wilder, 43, of Braselton was arrested in September on charges he stole portions of customer's tax refunds.

CBS Atlanta News ran several reports on Wilder's alleged bad business practices, where customers from both the car lot and the tax service came forward.

One of those customers, Josh Roberts, said he won a $14,000 civil judgment against Wilder in court Tuesday.

Other customers, David and Sheila Pirkle, now hopes to have their day in court.

"We were waiting to hear the outcome of Josh Roberts' case. We are happy for him," said Sheila Pirkle.

On Tuesday evening, CBS Atlanta News went to Wilder's home to ask Tough Questions about what his customers are suppose to do now that the shop appears to be closed. His mother and business backer Pat Wilder were there but avoided the questions.

Capt. Rich Lott with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said their investigation is still open.

"We are hoping more customers will come forward."

It's unclear if the business closed or moved to another location. The phone was disconnected.

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