Vehicle odometer tampering suspect arrested

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September 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division have issued an alert about a man who sold vehicles with their odometers allegedly rolled-back.  On Wednesday September 21st, investigators with the DOT arrested 49-year old Gerald Magee in Des Moines, on a warrant for eight counts of fraudulent practice in the second degree, a Class D Felony.  A Class D Felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $7,500 in fines.
Magee is accused of tampering with and reducing the mileage on the odometers of eight motor vehicles that were sold to unsuspecting buyers. Anyone who purchased a vehicle from Magee and suspects the mileage of the vehicle may have been altered, please contact the Iowa DOT’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement at 866-908-4636 or at invmve@dot.iowa.gov.

The investigation into Magee’s alleged activities was conducted with the assistance of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division.