Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
COPOCO Community Credit Union
Penalty: 
$42,500
Year: 
2017
Date: 
July 6, 2017
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Violation Description: 

COPOCO Community Credit Union, based in Bay City, Michigan, agreed to a settlement to resolve allegations that it illegally repossessed four servicemembers' vehicles. The DOJ lawsuit had alleged that COPOCO violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by repossessing cars owned by protected servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders. Under the agreement, COPOCO was required to change its policies and compensate four servicemembers whose cars COPOCO unlawfully repossessed.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Rights Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Michigan
Facility City: 
Bay City
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