Iowa DOT News Release

Vehicle odometer tampering suspect arrested

Posted on: September 23, 2011

ANKENY, Iowa – Sept. 23, 2011 – On Wednesday Sept. 21, investigators with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement arrested Gerald Magee in Des Moines on a warrant for eight counts of fraudulent practice in the second degree, a Class D Felony. Magee, 49, is accused of tampering with and reducing the mileage on the odometers of eight motor vehicles that were sold to unsuspecting buyers. 

Anyone who purchased a vehicle from Magee and suspects the mileage of the vehicle may have been altered, please contact the Iowa DOT’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement at 866-908-4636 or at     

A Class D Felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $7,500 in fines. This investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division. 


Contact: Maj. Paul Steier at 515-237-3260 or




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