Man jailed for selling badly damaged cars

August 25, 2010 6:47:56 PM PDT
A Union City man is in the Santa Rita Jail, accused of using falsified documents to sell badly damaged cars to unsuspecting buyers.

Police say Mohammad Sheikh bought nearly $3 million worth of beat-up autos at auctions and then sold them at unlicensed used car and vacant lots.

He is being held on $390,000 bail.

Investigators say many of the cars were salvaged, meaning they were so badly damaged they were deemed a total loss by insurance companies.