Have you seen man accused of conducting fraudulent vehicle inspections?
Muhammad Malik has been conducting fraudulent vehicle inspections, officials say
HOUSTON – Authorities are looking for a man who is accused of conducting fraudulent vehicle inspections using a procedure called “clean scanning.”
Muhammad Arif Malik, 70, is wanted by law enforcement officials.
Investigators have filed two counts of tampering with a governmental record against Malik, which is a second-degree felony.
On Friday, officials with Constable Mark Herman's Emissions Task Force Unit conducted an investigation at Primo’s Garage, in the 11100 block of Aldine Westfield. The garage is a licensed state vehicle inspection station.
Malik, who is a Primo’s Garage employee, conducted numerous unlawful motor vehicle inspections over an extended period of time, the investigation showed, according to a news release.
“This type of criminal activity contributes to health threatening pollution,” Constable Mark Herman said. “In addition, it affords the opportunity for unsafe vehicles to be driven on a public roadway due to not meeting the minimum safety standards. Illicit money gained from these types of activities is often used to fund other criminal activities."
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