Car rental dealership Procar has admitted to fraudulent practises following last night’s episode of Kveikur, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service’s news television program. The show revealed that someone at the company tampered with driving gauges of used cars between 2013 and 2015 to lessen their perceived mileage before selling them off, RÚV reports.
In a press release, issued in wake of Kveikur’s program, the car rental company admits to this but maintain that the person responsible is no longer working for the company.
Kveikur originally requested an interview with Procar’s CEO, who turned down the request, saying that he had no reason to suspect foul play within his company. But Kveikur has managed to obtain information that suggests the CEO’s account was used to change mileage information in Procar’s computer system.
This information has been handed over to the police, who are now investigating.
Procar’s official statement declares that while this breach of confidence is “inexcusable”, the company has full intention to make it up to those who bought one of their used cars between 2013 and 2015. “An independent party will be recruited to decide fair compensation for those who bought cars with misleading mileages during those years.”
Procar also apologised to clients, the public and the staff of Procar, who worked for the company in good faith.