Driving School Draws Complaints From Parents
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – A southeast Indiana driver education business could be the focus of a police investigation.
Aurora Police Department posted a Facebook message Friday stating officers are seeking any information regarding possible wrongful business practices from the KC Driving School.
Several parents have complained to law enforcement and Eagle 99.3 that the proper training or certification was not provided at the school, even when payment was provided. Some driving instructors have also complained that they have not been paid for their work.
Customers of KC Driving School who may have been affected are asked to contact the Aurora Police Department with their experience. Complaints should be sent to Officer Jason Siekman by email at [email protected] or by calling Siekman at the department, 812-926-1101.
In March, KC Driving School posted on its Facebook page that it had changed locations from Aurora to Milan in the Milan Plaza. According to an Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles list of driver education providers in Indiana dated July 9, there was only one non-school driver training business approved in Dearborn or Ripley counties and it was not KC Driving School.
The Indiana Secretary of State’s business registry lists Kim Cleeter, of Dillsboro, as the business owner. Attempts to reach Cleeter or KC Driving School management through its listed phone number in Aurora were unsuccessful as the number is no longer in service. A number for a Milan location went to a voice mailbox that was full.
This has not been the first incident of a driving school not delivering to paying customers in Aurora. A previous business, A+ Auto Driving School, was located at the same office on US 50 in Aurora until 2012 when its license expired, but owner Gary Baxter continued providing classes for several days. In that instance, there were also similar allegations that Baxter had not been paying driving instructors.