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Virginia man convicted of tampering with vehicle odometers

June 25, 2019

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man could face prison time for involvement in a scheme to tamper with the odometers on about 50 vehicles, in one case rolling back more than 100,000 miles from a log.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 52-year-old Michael Carey Eubank pleaded guilty to conspiracy to alter a motor vehicle odometer Monday. Charging documents accuse Eubank of using his automotive electronics repair shop to act as a co-conspirator in a scheme that boosted the value of vehicles by as much as $10,000 by making it appear they had fewer miles.

Another co-conspirator, 49-year-old Lawson Basnight, pleaded guilty to the same charge last year and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Basnight must also pay $400,000 to victims for repair costs.

Eubank faces up to five years in prison.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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