Altered odometers lead to charges
POLICE have charged two men after an investigation into the reselling of vehicles.
It is alleged the men purchased vehicles from internet advertising websites with high kilometre readings and modified the odometer readings to reflect the vehicles had travelled fewer kilometres than originally stated.
The 20 vehicles were then sold for a profit to unsuspecting buyers.
In July 2015, Regional Investigations Unit officers executed a search warrant at an address on McMillan Street in Victoria Park.
Police found documentation, vehicle service stamps and log books connected to the fraudulent modifications and the selling of vehicles.
A 28-year-old man from Victoria Park has been charged with 19 counts of gaining benefit by fraud and one count of attempted gaining benefit by fraud.
A 27-year-old man from Victoria Park has been charged with 19 counts of gaining benefit by fraud and two counts of attempted gaining benefit by fraud.
They are both due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on September 15.
The investigation is ongoing, with possible further charges in relation to a number of vehicles sold in 2014.