Nurlan Imamguliyev, 24, remains in custody at the Platte County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond after separate investigations led to his recent arrest. Court documents indicated the three vehicle sales that led to charges occurred between Jan. 4 and Feb. 22 of this year.
According to the probable cause statements, Imamguliyev would purchase sedans with high mileage before manipulating the odometer to a lower number, which would match the mileage reading from a previous sale of the vehicle. He then altered the titles to remove his purchase information and would sell the vehicles for a profit.
Imamguliyev would also avoid paying the property tax on the vehicles, court documents show.
Three different Platte County residents claim to be victims of the scheme.
On Jan. 15, a local woman bought a 2002 Toyota Camry with about 89,000 miles on it for $5,700 from a man calling himself Norman Davis, but an investigation revealed that a man identified as Imamguliyev had recently purchased the same vehicle for $3,700. About a week earlier, the vehicle was listed as having more than 147,000 miles on it.
The woman and her son identified Imamguliyev as the man who sold them the vehicle from a photo lineup.
Earlier in the month, a man bought a 2002 Toyota Camry listed as having 89,500 miles on it for $5,400. A vehicle check done by the new owner showed that same Toyota had been serviced in October of 2014 with just under 200,000 miles on it. He also identified Imamguliyev as the man who made the sale. In February, another woman bought a 2003 Honda Accord with 92,000 miles on it from a man who identified himself as Davis. A vehicle report showed that the Accord with that VIN had been serviced in 2012 with more than 243,000 miles on it. A previous owner confirmed she sold the vehicle to a man named Norman Davis when it had more than 300,000 miles on it.
The third woman also identified Imamguliyev as the man who sold her the vehicle. There were numerous discrepancies with bills of sale and how titles were transferred in each case, according to court documents.
All three cars were sold on Craigslist.com.