Credits: FOTOLIA

Credits: FOTOLIA


CALGARY – Police have laid charges in an alleged odometer rollback scam that saw one vehicle have 208,000 kilometres taken off.
Cops were tipped off to the scheme in January when a credit card company alerted the Economic Crimes Unit about a number of skimmed cards being used to service vehicles and buy parts.

Police say investigators learned at least 54 vehicles had been bought at an auction house over the last three years before being fixed up and having the odometers rolled back, including one that had 208,000 kilometres taken off.

The value of the fraud is believed to be $300,000 and police are looking for more possible victims.

Andriy Plysiun, 28, is facing one count of fraud over $5,000.

Anyone with information or potential victims should call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.