A 23-year Toronto man has been charged with fraud for allegedly attempting to sell a vehicle with an altered odometer reading.
On Feb. 9th 2022, Financial Crimes Unit investigators were contacted by a male who advised that he had sold his black 2012 Dodge Ram with an odometer reading of 376,000 kilometres only to learn the exact same vehicle was being sold soon after with the odometer now reading 180,000 kilometres.
Officers arrested a suspect and seized the vehicle.
Richard Hajdu is charged with:
- fraud over $5,000,
- possession of property obtained by crime,
- and alter the odometer under the Weight and Measures Act.
He was released on an undertaking.
Investigators are warning buyers to protect themselves when purchasing used vehicles and recommend that they ask for a Used Vehicle Information Package (UVIP) or obtain a full vehicle history report from CARFAX.
Information regarding this investigation should call the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5353, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
This article was originally sourced by www.o.canada.com.