Two elementary schools were directly impacted by a massive tornado in the Oklahoma City area on Monday. It brings to mind a storm from a 1996 tornado which destroyed the Allardt Elementary School in Fentress County.More >>
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KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- There are more problems for a Knoxville custom car dealer 6 News has been investigating for months.
The owner of Specialty Autoworks, Steve Lawing, has been indicted by a grand jury on four more counts of theft.
In July 2007, 6 News first reported about people from across the country who've sued Lawing, claiming they've been ripped-off.
6 News obtained the new indictment that reveals four people from three states claim Lawing ripped them off for thousands of dollars.
Lawing was first arrested in September for theft.
At least a dozen people have sued him for taking their money and not delivering the custom cars they ordered from him.
6 News spoke with Lawing in July 2007. He invited our crew inside Specialty Autoworks. That's when Lawing said he planned to build those custom cars from the ground up, but the customers weren't willing to wait for the quality work.
Some customers claim they had already waited three or four years, after paying Lawing up to $18,000 up front.
Lawing does all his business on the Internet so he doesn't have any local customers.
He has settled at least three of these cases, but still has more angry customers and charges to face.