Group: Va seller of hot-dog carts doesn't deliver

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Associated Press

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Orange County company that says it sells hot-dog vending carts is under investigation after consumers have reported that they paid for the carts online but never received them.

The Better Business Bureau in Central Virginia said Tuesday it has received more than a dozen complaints since August 2009 from around the country about a company that purports to operate from Barboursville under two names: Virginia Hot Dog Cart Company and New World Hot Dog Cart Company. The BBB says two individuals' names have been associated with the business: Carlos Rios and Carl Reading.

BBB chief executive Tom Gallagher says the carts were advertised on eBay for $1,500 and $4,300 but were never delivered.

Gallagher says his group plans to contact federal and county authorities.

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