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Crime

When there's crime in the carwash industry, PC&D covers it to let wash owners know how to protect their business.

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Body shop arsonist suspect arrested on DNA evidence

PASADENA, Calif. — The case will be filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office next week.


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Call-in tip leads to arrest in string of carwash burglaries

LAKE OZARK, Mo. — The man may be responsible for five other break-ins as well.


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Truck stop founder, alumnus becomes namesake for business school after company ethics questioned

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The event calls into question the ethics of business schools in how they weigh large gifts and any wrongdoing of their donors.


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Carwasheros sue employer for wage violations

NEW YORK — Workers say they were paid less than minimum wage and were denied overtime pay.


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Man severely beaten during carwash carjacking

STALLINGS, N.C. — The man received 30 stitches in his head after a man beat him and stole his car.


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Owner says police raid at carwash taken too far

DETROIT — Employees claim no warrant was shown before police damaged walls and overturned furniture during a search for drugs and money.


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Around the Industry

Former carwash operator faces large fine or more jail time after money laundering conviction

LEEDS, England — With details emerging about past offenses, the man has been described as a “career criminal.”


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State expands move over law to protect tow truck drivers

PIKESVILLE, Md. — The law also covers police and emergency vehicles on the roadside.


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Judge rules tip-pooling case must go before jury

LAWRENCE, N.Y. — The Fair Labor Standards Act requires businesses to provide advance notice to employees if they claim a tip credit, and one carwash worker said this didn’t happen.


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