Car Dealer Pleads Not Guilty 28 Nov 12

A Janesville car dealer accused of rolling back car odometers to illegally increase the value of the vehicles made his first appearance in court on Tuesday. 60-year-old Jeff Hagen of “Jeff’s Auto Body” pleaded Not Guilty to felony theft by swindle and 3 gross misdemeanor counts in court, and was released on $5,000 bail. The judge also ordered Hagen to have no contact with any witnesses in the case, and he can’t leave the state without permission. He’s facing up to 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines for the crime, and is scheduled to be back in court on January 8th.