Midas Settles Bait-and-Switch Claims, Owner to Repay $1.8 Million

January 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The owner of several Midas auto repair shops in the Valley must pay the state nearly two-million dollars for overcharging customers.Maurice Glad owns twenty-two shops including three in Fresno, one in Clovis and one in Merced.

The State Attorney General said Glad ran a bait-and-switch business for years. He routinely drew in customers by offering cheap deals, and then ended up charging them for unnecessary repairs.

In addition to the one-point-eight million dollar settlement, Glad cannot own or operate an auto repair business in the state of California again.

Midas International Corporation has agreed to honor all guarantees or warranties previously given to customers.