Texas Slams the Brakes on a Major Odometer Fraud Operation

Texas Slams the Brakes on a Major Odometer Fraud Operation
TxDMV Urges Consumers to Protect Themselves against Odometer Rollbacks

AUSTIN – A man suspected of rolling back the odometers on hundreds of vehicles to defraud innocent Texas consumers was arrested following a three-year investigation by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Fort Worth Police Department, the Grand Prairie Police Department, the Tarrant County Regional Auto Crimes Task Force and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.

DPS took the suspect into custody in Grand Prairie on July 6, 2017, on a charge of tampering with an odometer; additional charges are pending. Odometer fraud is the disconnection, re-setting or “rolling back” of a vehicle’s odometer with the intent to defraud.

“The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles does not tolerate anyone ripping off Texas auto buyers,” said TxDMV Executive Director Whitney Brewster. “Mileage is a key factor that consumers use when deciding whether to buy a used vehicle. Tampering with an odometer to deceive a buyer is a serious crime that puts innocent Texans’ safety and finances at risk.”

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Texas Slams the Brakes on a Major Odometer Fraud Operation

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