Registrar's Decision

Registrar’s Decision 16-04-003

File Number: 16-04-003

In the matter of THE MOTOR DEALER ACT R.S.B.C. 1996 C.316

Complainant: Vehicle Sales Authority

Licensee/Unlicensed person:

Jeffrey Terrence Armstrong (Salesperson Licence #108500)


  • The VSA became aware that Mr. Armstrong had been charged with theft. Until the trial on the charges occurred, conditions were added to his licence in September of 2015.
  • Mr. Armstrong pled guilty in February 2016. The conditions on his licence were maintained and expanded to prohibit Mr. Armstrong from acting in the role of a business manager.
  • Mr. Armstrong complained that the conditions were not warranted and not consistent with the VSA’s past decisions.


  • The Registrar considered if the conditions placed on Mr. Armstrong’s licence were appropriate in the circumstances and consistent with past precedents of the Registrar.
  • The Registrar applied the findings in Peter Fryer and considered the factors of Mr. Armstrong to determine whether steps were taken to rehabilitate and take remorse.
  • The decisions of Neil Sudra and Jaspal Thiara were considered.
  • The Registrar upheld the conditions on Mr. Armstrong’s licence as follows:
  1. May not handle any monies at the dealership.
  2. Must inform the VSA of any new criminal investigations.
  3. May not change employers without prior approval of the VSA.
  4. May not work in a general manager, business manager or any sales related management position at the dealership.
  5. The conditions may be reviewed by the Manager of Licensing in 6 months where some, none or all of the conditions may be removed.
  6. Approved employer must confirm with the VSA they have read the above conditions.

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