EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Officials are investigating a possible predatory towing company in South Lake Tahoe.

Police are getting complaints of a company that is holding vehicles longer than necessary, which raises storage prices, and towing vehicles before they’ve been parked for the hour time limit.

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The El Dorado County District Attorney said the complaints involved a tow company adding storage fees by not being available during business hours to return the vehicle and imposing unreasonable release requirements.

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Most complaints involved vehicles that were towed from private parking areas near Heavenly Village.

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If you believe you are the victim of a predatory tow company in South Lake Tahoe, please e-mail your story and contact information to: LMRoot@cityofslt.us. In the event the submitted information can be used to prove illegal business practices, the violating company(s) may be held civilly and/or criminally responsible.