Alleged fraudulent vehicle syndicate operation, Brisbane & Logan
Detectives from the Major Organised Crime Squad have charged a 38-year-old man in relation to an alleged fraudulent second-hand vehicle syndicate operating in Brisbane’s south and Logan.
It will be alleged the syndicate purchased used vehicles, before winding back the odometers and on-selling the cars to unsuspecting people, through websites and social media platforms.
Following information received, detectives executed search warrants at four addresses in Logan Central, Daisy Hill, Slacks Creek and Rochedale on Friday, May 12.
It will be alleged 115 vehicles were located at a Rochedale estate, some of which had their odometers tampered with, including one vehicle which had its odometer allegedly wound back to 0 kilometres.
A 38-year-old local man was taken into custody at a Logan Central address.
He has been charged with 26 offences, including six counts of fraud (dishonestly gain benefit/advantage), two counts of attempted fraud, three counts each of drive uninsured vehicle and unregistered vehicle and one count each of uttering, using, driving vehicle with no number plate, forgery and contravene order.
He is due to reappear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 29.