Warsaw, Indiana Couple Arrested For Auto Fraud

A Warsaw couple was recently charged with multiple counts of theft, odometer fraud and forgery arising out of the purchase and sale of luxury automobiles over the Internet. Police say that Chad and Karen Gottshalk would buy high mileage high-end cars off of E-Bay, replace or roll back the odometer, and sell the vehicles for $10-15,000 or more. Most of the vehicles were apparently sold to out-of-state Internet purchasers.

The couple attracted law enforcement attention a year ago because of paperwork submitted to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. An investigation spanned the past year.

Interestingly, Chad Gottshalk was arrested several years ago for doing the same thing at a Warsaw dealership he owned.

The bottom line is that there is a lot of money in cars. As a result, there will always be a dishonest few who will cheat to make a profit. Be warned.