Durham Police arrest Toronto man on fraud charges for trying to sell truck with altered odometer

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Published February 11, 2022 at 11:53 am

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Durham Regional Police arrested a Toronto man on fraud charges after he allegedly tried to sell a truck with an altered odometer reading.

A man who sold his 2012 Dodge Ram in January reached out to Durham police on Wednesday, February 9. When the man sold his truck the odometer read 376,000 kilometres.

The initial seller called police after he saw the exact same pickup for sale a short time later with a stated odometer reading of 180,000 kilometres.

Investigators with the Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation, later arresting a man from Toronto and seizing the truck.

Richard Hajdu, 23 of Toronto, faces charges of fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and altering the odometer under the weight and measures act. He was released from custody with conditions.

Police urge people buying used cars to protect themselves by asking for a Used Vehicle Information Package (UVIP) or getting a full vehicle history report from CARFAX.

Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation can call Det. Price of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5353, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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