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THE LIST OF ALIASES that we KNOW OF!

A-1 Transmissions

Affordable Transmission

Bill's Auto Repair and Transmissions

Budget Transmission

Eagle Transmissions

Gear Headz

Hometown Transmissions

Pro Tech Transmissions

And...

this is JUST THE NC LIST!

Goodman is not from NC so he has lists in other states as well.

And there were some other businesses along the way, like The Kirby Hunting Club.

And the list of places this bunch has been RUN OUT OF looks like this...

Conway, NC

Swansboro, NC

Atlantic Beach, NC

Morehead City, NC

New Bern, NC

Bridgeton, NC

Greenville, NC

Duplin County

Colfax, NC

Capitol Blvd - Raleigh, NC

Elmira, NY

Garner, NC

Halifax County

Thomasville, NC

Roanoke Rapids

Rome, GA

Weldon, NC

Rocky Mount, NC

Columbus, MS

Havelock, NC

Hampton, VA

Emporia, VA

Newport News, VA

Beaufort, SC

OVER 250,000 VISITS

In JUST THE FIRST TWO months that this web site was up, there were over 250,000 visits. Many of the visitors to the site are military folks all around the world. Many were likley Marines that have been stationed here and had the misfortune of meeting Todd Goodman, Russell Atkinson, Christine Atkinson or Charles Grover. Goodman, Grover and the Atkinson's have been in a lot of towns and have ripped off a lot of people... a lot more than what have been here so far. We need to make sure EVERYONE knows who and WHAT he is so that he can not do this to ANYONE EVER AGAIN!!!
Good job spreading the word!! Don't let your friends and family be the next victims. Your forwards will leave this dirt bag with NO place to hide and no more victims or towns to prey on!!

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DON'T BE FOOLED! This reads like the NEVER ENDING STORY for a reason!

What is now Eagle Auto Transmission,

used to be A-1 Transmission,

which used to be Affordable Transmission...

AND ALL WITHIN SIX MONTHS and the name changes are because we are on to them and telling you what they are up to. ONCE AGAIN THEY CLAIM to be under new ownership and have a NEW NAME - imagine that! This time CHARLES GROVER is the front man! You'll recall that last time it was Goodman's sister Christine Atkinson and her husband Russell Atkinson using the dba A-1 Transmission, claiming that they were the new owners (but that was last month). Does it really matter? It's still "The Shell Game", THE OLDEST CON GAME ON RECORD!

Affordable Transmission and Auto RIPOFFS!!!

If your vehicle is in need of repair, the LAST place you probably want to think about taking it is to a shop operated by a criminal. As a matter of fact, if you are like most of the people that I have spoken with about this subject, it probably never occurred to you that convicted felons currently on probation/parole could get a business license and set up shop.

One of the nicest things about living here is that we know our neighbors and we do business on a handshake. And I hate the idea that we are losing that, but I believe we are. The trust we have always placed on a handshake is what criminals prey on and they (criminals and con-artists) are moving to NC in record numbers, not to mention all the ones that are home-grown.

And speaking of criminals and con-artists, let me introduce you to Todd David Goodman. Goodman is a convicted felon, currently on probation/parole and living in Atlantic Beach, NC. Goodman has also opened two shops locally under the name of Affordable Transmission & Auto Repair Center; both shops are on Hwy 70, one in the center of Havelock and the other in Morehead City, next to Kabuto’s. His ad in the yellow page directory offers a discount to seniors and Military. But this is not the story of a career criminal that has made amends and been rehabilitated. This is fair warning about a career criminal that has studied our laws very carefully and figured out how to rip people off and has figured out how to get away with it… most of the time. It’s the story of how Goodman has moved from one community to the next, ripping people off all along the way. And it’s a warning to our lawmakers as well, that we need to be able to defend ourselves… and we need help from you to do that.
Goodman claims to have been in the auto repair business in Greenville for the last 25 years, but his criminal, civil and prison records don’t support that claim. The current felony charges that are pending in Greenville would certainly suggest that he was in Greenville, at least for a short while… although not the way that he would like you to believe. He was in Greenville, ripping people off!
Goodman has a long criminal history that includes extortion, drugs, assaults, firearms, DWI, Malicious conduct by Prisoner (a particularly despicable offense) and the list goes on. There are dozens and dozens of lawsuits in his civil record, in half a dozen counties (and the number is growing).
If you go by court records, in 2007 Goodman would have been in Pitt County, then in 2006 Goodman would have been in Northampton County, then in Halifax County before that and Gastonia before that and Duplin County before that and Virginia in there somewhere (he has a criminal record there too), then you still have to calculate his prison stays in between all that… and well, you get the picture. Goodman appears to pick his “victim towns” by the location of his relatives, of which he is not the only one with a record. Family may be what brought him here too. Goodman’s sister Chris Atkinson and her husband Russell Atkinson both live in New Bern and work for Goodman in his Havelock shop.
How does he manage to rip off so many people? Here is the story that is repeated over and over again in court records. You (unwittingly) bring your car in to one of Goodman’s shops. He represents himself as a long time businessman in good standing in this community and the last one that he lived in (see criminal & prison records for a contrasting view of his career). He gives you a (competitive) quote for the work and may even offer you a free loaner vehicle. When you come to pick up your vehicle, the price you were quoted is now much higher, even as much as double. While you are arguing the price and trying to take proper legal action, Goodman begins billing you $25 a day for storage of your vehicle. By the time that you even get to court, he may have tacked on another $600 – $1,000 dollars!! And be forewarned, Goodman has learned how to use the court system. People that fight him in court, generally win, but only if they are committed to the cause, which means that you may have to go through the appeals process. The times when Goodman wins, are when people do not know how to use the court system or when they give up too soon. By the way… Goodman currently has WELL OVER 40 vehicles titled in his name!! Guess where he got them?
HOWEVER… AND TAKE THIS WARNING SERIOUSLY!!! If you are one of the fortunate ones that do get your vehicle back (and you may not)… your vehicle may not be safe for you to drive!! There are complaints of broken parts being installed in customer’s vehicles and even malicious damage done to vehicles while in Goodman’s shop.
And if you are thinking that you have a great lawsuit for damages, think again. Criminals don’t have “assets” that you can attach. They don’t buy real estate and they don’t care if you put them out of business, because there’s always another town just down the road… and oh yeah… Goodman has more relatives that will help him out.
Goodman’s shops offer a “warranty” too, but “a warranty” is not worth any more than the person that is standing behind it… in this case, the person standing behind your warranty is a convicted felon, on probation/parole that owns no property that you can attach by judgment.
Most recently, Goodman was sued for refusing to return a deposit to a customer. According to the court records, the customer ordered a custom transmission for which Goodman required a $1,000 deposit at that time of order. Later Goodman called the customer and informed him that they were unable to supply the special order parts, but REFUSED to refund the customers deposit. Guard your CASH!!
If you have had any dealings at all with Todd Goodman or Affordable Transmission, we want to hear from you. Email us at: StopCrime@LocalDirtBags.com.
And just in case you are wondering what that recent conviction for Malicious Conduct by Prisoner is, here is the legal description:

NC General Statute § 14-258.4. Malicious conduct by prisoner.
(a) Any person in the custody of the Department of Correction… who knowingly and willfully throws, emits, or causes to be used as a projectile, bodily fluids or excrement at a person who is an employee of the State or a local government while the employee is in the performance of the employee’s duties is guilty of a Class F felony. The provisions of this section apply to violations committed inside or outside of the prison, jail, detention center, or other confinement facility.

The Motor Vehicle Statute clearly states that it is a criminal violation of law to hold and/or sell a vehicle with an open or blank title. Several people have told me that they purchased vehicles from Goodman this way. If you have purchased a vehicle from this man with an open title, please contact the DMV Inspector.

A quick trip to local courthouse can produce a wealth of information… and so can we. Contact us if you have questions, a story, need help or information…

If you have an issue with Goodman right now or another business that you believe has treated you unfairly, the Attorney General’s Office is a great place to start. AND BY ALL MEANS, post your story here and

CONTACT US at:

StopCrime@LocalDirtBags.com

Note: in 2010 Todd Goodman closed the Affordable Transmission shop in Morehead City and opened Affordable Transmission on Capitol Blvd in Raleigh, NC where he targets seniors and students by offering “discounts” to those groups.

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42 comments to Affordable Transmission and Auto RIPOFFS!!!

  • to Question

    Two of the guys I work with had to talk to some kind of a cop(not sure if it was local or state) about cars they bought from Goodman. So neighbor might be right.

  • nieghbor

    to QUESTION: one of my nieghbors had to go to the police station to answer some questions about this, but he won’t tell us what it was all about. We think there is an investigation going on but they are keeping it quiet. ???

  • To Ms J

    THANKS FOR INFORMING EVERYONE! DOES HE HAVE ANY CIVIL CASES PENDING? i HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT WELL FOR YOU.

  • Question

    Why hasn’t Todd been put in jail already? instead he is allowed to go free putting other people at risk for his scams.

    The question was asked before but never answered ,or if it was I can’t find the answer
    Why did Russell Atkinson go to jail? Is it because he was caught ripping people off?

    Is Todd Goodman currently running a business? if so where?

    If anyone has the answers please post a comment!!!

  • supporter

    to Chuck, THANK YOU! I know that many times, people say nothing while watching others get ripped off as though it’s not their concern. I commend you for speaking out. I know that it takes a lot of courage to do the right thing and to warn people and/or turn in those doing the wrong thing. I empathize with the shops that are honest and try to do a good job. And I commend all of you that have made an effort to protect others. People are what make North Carolina such a great place to live – neighbors looking out for their neighbors.

  • chuck b

    IRUN A TRANSMISSION REPAIR SHOP HAVE BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR 27YEARS. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME PEOPLE JUST LIKE HIM RUN THROUGH OUR TOWN AS WELL. THEY ARE TRAVELING CON ARTIST THE PREY OFF THE PEOPLES TRUST. ALL OF THEM USUALLY GET RUN OFF.FOR THIS TOWN IN WHICH I LIVE IN IS SUPPORTED BUY A MILITARY BASE {FORT BRAGG N.C} BUT OUR LOCAL POLICE,GOV. WEEDS THEM OUT. THEY ARE JUST AS YOU SAID BOTTOM FEEDERS… THEY HURT THE HONEST SHOPS WITH THERE LOW PRICE TRICKERY . GOOD LUCK GETTING RID OF YOUR FLY BY NIGHT CONARTIST. MORE PEOPLE NEED TO GET INVOLVED TO RUN THE TRASH OUT. SORRY FOR YOUR SERVICE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN SCAMED BY THIS TRASH,, OH AND I BET HIS FAMILY KNOWS WHAT A DIRT BAG HE IS. THEY JUST STAND UP FOR HIM FOR MONETARIE GAINS.. BOTTOM FEEDERS FAMILY INC..

  • local gal

    TO TRUTH SEEKER-YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T LOOK AROUND THE SITE VERY WELL. MS. JGS LEFT A LONG ,VERY DETAILED ACCOUNT OF HER EXPERIENCE WITH TODD GOODMAN AND RUSSELL ATKINSON. LIKEWISE TODD GOODMAN AND HIS PARTNER IN CRIME, RUSSELL, BOTH LEFT A COMMENT ADDRESSING MS.JGS COMPLAINT.( in case you missed the big pictures of the transmission) I THINK THAT MS. J LEFT THE BALL IN TODD’S COURT ABOUT A MONTH AGO- AS MY MOTHER USED TO SAY “keep up or shut up”

  • SARA113

    SOUNDS LIKE A BAD GUY TO DO BUSINESS WITH. I HOPE THAT EVRYONE THAT READS THIS PASSES IT ALONG TO OTHERS SO IT WON’T HAPPEN TO ANYMORE PEOPLE. HE RIPS OFF MILITARY MEMBERS!!! THE PEOPLE THAT DEFEND HIM MUST BE OF LIKE MINDS

  • Truth Locator

    Truth Seeker I think you have a condition we call RECTALITIS. That’s when you have your head stuck up your as*, which causes a really sh*ty outlook. In your case, it may have led to the total BLINDNESS that we are witnessing here.

  • savemymoney

    To Truth Seeker, wake up and smell the roses, there are pictures and statements, read the site. “The internet community is waiting with baited breath to hear your personal story and your side of that encounter”. I brushed my teeth this morning, no baited breath here, your breath just smells fishy, and so does your name, Todd?

  • lazr

    Truth Seeker – This website is here for ANY and ALL consumers to use to post stories/articles when they feel that they have been ripped off. The web team that manages this site does not necessarily have a personal interest or investment in any of the stories that get published.
    Here is a question for you… Why is it that one claiming to seek truth and full disclosure hides in the shadows of a “user name”?

  • Truth Seeker

    Why don’t you as webmaster/article publisher exercise full disclosure? You make alot of statements about other people’s experiences with Mr. Goodman but not once have you even gone into your own experience with him and his company Affordable Transmissions. Why don’t you tell us about your own recent personal experience with detailed facts instead of relying on old court records and such to try to get back at this repair shop? Lack of full disclosure indicates that YOU also have something to hide and that you may have contributed to poor experience. The internet community is waiting with baited breath to hear your personal story and your side of that encounter. Ball is in your court!

  • ladyhavelock

    This family has been involved in the transmission business since the 1970′s, first in Virginia, then North Carolina.
    The stepdad, Gene Goodman, started it all. He had a small transmission franchise called Genes Transmission, with several locations throughout Virginia. He went down in flames. Some of the original franchisees are still operating- honest shops-
    Call any of them and ask them what they think about Gene Goodman, Todd Goodman, Russell or Chris Atkinson…or the Goodman family in general….you will get an earfull.
    Gene’s Transmissions- Portsmouth, VA:
    (757)397-0744
    Gene’s Transmissions- Norfolk, VA:
    (757)663-7442
    Gene’s Transmissions- Petersburg, VA:
    (804)733-6278
    All of the Goodman/Atkinson family have worked at one of these shops in the past.

  • web surfer

    I am suprised to see how many people have left comments. I see that this guy has a criminal record from the time he was 18 until now. How is it these guys never get caught? If I jaywalked I would get a ticket in this town. I think it is just a matter of time until he gets his. I hope that this lady gets her money back-if not she has cost him in other ways. Congratulations -I appluade you ability to get this guys name out in the public. Looks like his family doesn’t like him either-or are they in on it I couldn’t really tell.Either way they wont be doing much business!!!

  • site fan!

    to bored – you should be spelling it BOARD as in THICK AS A BOARD or dumb as a stump… pick one. Your record speaks for itself. And if this is the list of people that HAVE complained, it scares me to think of how many never bothered or were not successful in getting someone to listen. Goodman, you have NOT been wrongly accused; if anything, you have been UNDER ACCUSED!

  • ladyhavelock

    Goodman’s sister Chris Atkinson and her husband Russell Atkinson have had several different shops- all a variation of names such as Budget Transmissions, A&H Transmissions, etc. They had transmission shops in Hampton, VA, until they were run out. Chris Atkinson’s son ran a transmission shop in Greenville at the same time as her brother until they both closed down. These people are all a bunch of con artists, and they all have criminal records.

  • bored

    to site fan – you are so ignorant you just admitted you know nothing of this man being or doing anything wrong yet you just jumped on the band wagon with a bunch of strangers. Look again at the criminal history!!!!!!!!!!! A charge at 18 years old good grief get over it. One person is unhappy big deal!!!!!!!!!!! All the stuff she put on here is one sided. Even the charges……….better hope you don’t ever get wrongly accused.

  • site fan!

    to watchURback – his prison stuff is all over this site, and there is a LOT of it. But, you’re right, I bet we all know someone that has been in prison and come out and moved on to a better life. ANYONE can make a mistake or a bad decision… ONCE. This guy seems to make a career out of it and I for one really don’t care if he’s pissed. Matter of fact, I HOPE he’s pissed, that way he knows how the people he rips off feel. And if I knew ANYTHING that could help the police, I would gladly volunteer it. As a matter of fact, I have been asking around for information to help the police. I’m sick and tired of people thinking they can rip you off and get away with it.

  • watchURback

    If I were this man and trying to run a ligitamate business I would be pissed. But your only reading one mans story. So what he’s been in prison and has a record I know many good men with great businesses that have been incarcerated for one reason or another but they have moved on from their past to be honest and respectable community members. So if you suspect someone is shady then shop around I always get several opinions before commiting to one…JUST GOOD PRACTICE.

  • savemymoney

    I do not want my tax dollars supporting Goodman in prison, I vote that North Carolina do away with the electric chair and buy an electric couch this way three dirtbags at a time can be fried. Save our tax dollars!

  • hisdaughter

    sorry i gave the wrong email address my current email address is angel041191@aol.com disregaurd the last one this is my actual email address so please write this one not the other one it is no longer available and i can handle my own plroblems thank u for ur concern but it hurts me to see so much stuff up about my dad honestly

  • JGS

    Reply to hisdaughter – I would encourage you to remove your personal email address from your comment. You have 15 minutes in which you are allowed to edit a comment after you post it. The final decision, is of course yours.

  • hisdaughter

    look i dont know who u ppl honestly think u are to be outting ppls business like this as if yall havent got yall self into some trouble in ur life yea he might not be perfect and yea he might have his flaws but who dont cause believe u me yall aint perfect and no neither am i yea im his youngest daughter 17 to be exact and im pregnant with his first grandchild yea i made some mistakes but no matter what he still loves me and i will always love him no matter what yall idiots say it is not gettin you any where he doesnt deserve to be in jail for the rest of his life he didnt kill anyone by george yea he has done many wrongs but once again who hasnt so grow up and find someone else to talk about if u have anything to say to me email me cause i would love to put all of yall in yalls place for this my email angel0411913@aol.com thanks love ya daddy

  • ripoffalert

    YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO MAKE TODD TOAD MOVE AND START STEALING SOMEWERE ELSE AGAIN IF HE HASENT ALREADY

  • MicheleB

    Wow! Todd Goodman sucks at life. Todd, your secret is out in North Carolina. Go hide under a rock in another city until things have blown over and you can rip some other innocent people off!

  • ebayprincess

    I found this website off a flyer posted on the side of the road and I am so happy that I checked it out. I have terrible luck and if my car broke I would have maybe taken it to this sketchy thief. I am thankful for people who make the community aware of things like this. You saved a car and a woman from being touched or unsafe around this terrible man. THANK YOU!!!!

  • ellen29

    How do we get him into prison? Civil cases wont get him there…even through he has so many. What can we do to get this guy off our streets? He is trying to harm the brave men and woman who serve our country every day. If the whole community forms together, we can get him off the streets.

  • Pop!

    You have him in your sights don’t forget to pull the trigger.

  • NBeagle

    This site is informative and helpful. Thank you for protecting what could have been future innocent victims of this con man.

  • delighted innc

    I am so delighted to see this evil no good scam artist outed. Most people don’t do anything about people like him. It gives me great pleasure to see a web site like this.

  • happytoseethis

    I’m glad somebody finally outed that pig!! I wish I had known all this when my aunt went to his shop. When she went to pick up her car, he made it sound like she would have to sleep with him to get her car back. PIG!!!! PIG!!! UGLY PIG!!! Tar and feather is too good for this pig!!

  • LoneDragon

    A perfect example of why we should bring back the “Tar & Feather” tradition.

  • Localboy

    Hmmmmmmm lets see we know this dude is a scum bag and a punk, but what shall we call the person who issued him the license?

  • bcareful

    Thanks for informing the public!

  • snarty28557

    This guy came to my place of work trying to rent a place to live and tried to negotiate the rental price. So he tries his best to rip off people anyway possible. IT did not work with us! I am glad to know that he is not living somewhere I played a hand in helping him get.

  • ms.take

    I have to deal with him through my work and I know he has said a few pretty horrible things to women that I work with, not to mention got uncomfortably close to me once. I didnt know anything about his past. I do know he is a jerk though.

  • Havelockbusinessowner

    Convicted felons should have to register just like sex offenders, that way you know who you are doing business with. Convicted Felons should not be allowed to obtain a Havelock Privilege License.

  • sistermary

    I used to work next door to this jerk. Add yet another offense to the list…sexual harrassment. I watched a ton of women get smacked on the rear, touched improperly and treated like tonight’s dinner. He is an absolute creep with no regards to other peoples’ hard earned money! Military and seniors get it the worst!

  • enlistedwife

    Only the very lowest form of human garbage would target senior citizens and our military families. Every member of my family gives up a lot so that my husband can serve, even for this guy. I don’t understand.

  • LOCAL RESIDENT

    Most interesting information for the public to read. Keep them coming!

  • orangejuice234876

    This man needs to be locked up. My best friend almost got her car stolen by this creep. He is a total PSYCHO! She had to get the law involved to get back her car. I hope this guy is in prison for the rest of his life. The local Havelock and Morehead community need to join together to get this guy out of here! This man hurts people.

  • J. Kline

    This guy sounds like a real scum bag. They should put him back in prison!

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Oh Oh!!! It seems that Goodman STILL hasn’t learned a thing… NOT ONE THING!!

TOAD!!

Are you STILL ripping people off? There are an awful lot of people looking for you lately. Something tells us that you are still up to your same old MESS!! And what's Chucky doing in Jacksonville? You two are not thinking of SPREADING your diseased little operation out, are you?

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