FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two used car dealers in Federal Heights are formally charged for theft and forgery after prosecutors say they were part of an odometer rollback scheme. The suspects worked at AFG Auto Sales LLC on Federal Boulevard.

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Investigators arrested Sedeq Kargar, 45, and Naim Kargar, 54, on Thursday. They say the brothers rolled back 2,683,751 miles in 29 vehicles which were sold to unsuspecting customers. One of the men told investigators they’d take odometers from cars at junkyards and have them installed into cars for sale on their lot.

Sedeq Kargar and Naim Kargar (credit: CBS)

The alleged crimes happened between April of 2015 and August of 2018.

Laurita Pacheco purchased a 2004 Nissan Murano from AFG Auto Sales in 2017.

“He had everything ready, like the emissions test and everything done,” she said of the salesman.

CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann interviews Laurita Pacheco.(credit: CBS)

Yet less than two weeks after driving the Nissan home, Pacheco told CBS4 her new wheels began showing their old age.

“It just stopped all of a sudden,” she said. “I’d push on the gas and it would take 10-15 seconds to accelerate. Then I was getting oil maintenance done every two months.”

Turns out, her Nissan had traveled 50,000 more miles than what the dashboard displayed. She had no idea until an investigator called her last summer.

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“I wouldn’t have bought the car if I knew it was that much miles on it,” Pacheco said. “That’s not fair. I’m paying for a car that’s not even worth it. It just feels horrible how people can do that to you.”

The Kargar brothers are each charged with one count of theft of up to $100,000 from 34 named victims. They also face six counts of forgery.

They both are due in Adams County court in February.

Comments (19)
  1. Meanwhile Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Fusion GPS, McLame operatives walk free after committing felonies,subversion of an election, spying on a US citizen. Always time to fry hte minnows while the trophy fish swim off.

  2. Dishonest used car dealers? I’m shocked, shocked I say.

  3. Steve Hansen says:

    But they’re foreigners – doesn’t that mean they’re immune to prosecution in Colorado – the great Sanctuary State of the midwest?

  4. john L says:

    Just a couple of religious fellas trying to earn a dime.

  5. I don’t understand how they are not in the Congress??

  6. Guido Sartucci says:

    I’ve seen this done on Youtube, rolling back digital odometers.

  7. John Payton says:

    They better lock these 2 brothers up in a jail someplace. I have an idea, that they will take off for the sh**hole, where they entered this world.

  8. Chuck Curry says:

    i could say something, but I won’t.

  9. Jeff Mitchell says:

    They must have been on pot.

  10. low life democrats that are miessing up that state.

  11. Peter York says:

    Kargarbage. (diversity is our strength)

  12. Boyd Belmore says:

    They are good liberals. They are just sharing the miles

  13. Jimmer Jim says:

    Nice guys, they should run for political office.

  14. Jim Thomas says:

    Sedeq and Naim Kargar? No, a Kargar would never so such a thing!

  15. Gil Stonebarger says:

    sending their best and brightest….

  16. Jay Barbieri says:

    Buyer be WARE

  17. This is virtually impossible with digital odometers, which gets its number from the ECU. They would have to be changing those out.

    1. Robert Trent says:

      It’s actually EASIER with electronic odometeres – with a programing tool they can be changed in a matter of minutes!

      1. Casey Cook says:

        Hey do you have any links about that? I also thought it was harder. Plus don’t newer cars constantly report back to the factory? I know my Nissan does.

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