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Boise man in custody for allegedly ‘rolling back odometers’ on cars he sold customers

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Boise police say a man accused of deceiving car-buying customers by inaccurately “rolling back odometers” on cars he sold has turned himself into police.

Travis Brawley, 42, is being charged with grand theft by deception and failure to notify a buyer of adjustment. A warrant was out for his arrest. According to a release from police, Brawley sold cars to victims who later found out the vehicle’s odometer had been rolled back, some by as many as 100,000 miles, police said.

Police say Brawley owned a car sales business that was shut down in 2018 for fraudulent business practices and had possibly been selling cars recently online through classified ads.

Michael Katz covers breaking news at the Idaho Statesman. He attended the University of Southern California and grew up in Pasadena, California.If you like seeing stories like this, please consider supporting our work with a digital subscription to the Idaho Statesman.

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