The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that an auto repair shop located in Battle Creek, Michigan, is currently under investigation by city, state, and federal investigators for potentially committing car repair fraud.
Boxes of paper records as well as business computers were seized after a search warrant was obtained by Battle Creek police, agents from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General and the General Services Administration. The business had been under investigation for over a year. Investigators allege the business charged the VA for car repairs that were not necessary, and in some cases, were not done at all. The business services approximately 100 vehicles from the VA every year. Detectives involved in the case state that no arrests have been made as of yet but expect to issue formal charges once the investigation is finished.
During the investigation, two vehicles were sent to the repair shop from the VA in July. Both vehicles had previously been inspected by mechanics with the Michigan Secretary of State. According to investigators, mechanics made repairs to the vehicles that were unnecessary and it is believed the business has been deliberately defrauding the government. Investigators will determine whether the car repair fraud was also committed against private citizens.
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