June 8, 2023

Miami motor vehicle vendor arrested on odometer tampering charge


Miami-Dade police arrested a person on Aug. 3, 2021, who they say sold a lady a made use of motor vehicle last yr just after he rolled back extra than 81,000 miles from the odometer.

Miami-Dade police this week arrested a applied motor vehicle vendor who they say rolled back more than 81,000 miles from the odometer of a car he bought a client very last yr.

Alejandro Quintero Romero, 41, was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of odometer tampering and arranged scheme to defraud, in accordance to a report police released Friday evening.

It was not crystal clear Friday if Quintero, from Doral, has an attorney. He could not be right away reached for remark by cellphone or electronic mail.

In accordance to the arrest report, he bought a lady a 2010 Mazda CX9 for $9,148 from his dealership, Elite Motors of Miami, found at 6341 NW 84th Avenue, in Oct.

The odometer displayed a examining of all over 100,000 miles at the time of the sale, according to the report. Just after the automobile began having mechanical issues, the operator brought it to CarMax on July 9 to get an believed benefit.

CarMax employees inspected the automobile and advised the operator that the odometer had been tampered with and the looking through was not precise. A CarMax report said the actual mileage on the car or truck when it was introduced in was 181,887 miles, police mentioned.

That is the exact mileage that was recorded when Quintero bought it at auction in September 2020, police stated.

When a detective looked at the odometer on July 30, it examine 110,782 miles, according to the arrest report.

Quintero denied any wrongdoing when law enforcement questioned him, according to the report. Police claimed he told them the odometer examining was not correct when he purchased the car or truck.

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. In advance of becoming a member of the Herald, he protected Congress, the Environmental Protection Company and the Department of Electrical power in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.