Dec 2, 2016 3:39 PM

4 people arrested for illegally conducting safety inspections at NH dealerships

NH1.com

GORHAM — Two New Hampshire dealerships were improperly conducting safety inspections, State Police found out during a six-month investigation.

On May 20, a trooper and automotive equipment inspector went to Berlin City Ford in Gorham in order to conduct a routine audit of the automobile dealership and inspection station.

During the course of the audit, the trooper discovered that employees who were not authorized by the Division of Motor Vehicles as Certified Mechanics to conduct New Hampshire State Safety Inspections had conducted number improper state inspections.

Additionally, Allen Demers, 57, who is the service manager, and Alan Moody, 51, who was a supervisor, had allowed employees access to the New Hampshire On Board Diagnostics and Safety Testing (NHOST) computer network in order to complete unauthorized state inspections.

A similar routine audit was conducted at Berlin City Chevrolet, located in Gorham. The trooper learned that employees at that location had also conducted improper safety inspections. The trooper learned that Randall Grondin, 44, who is the service manager, had also allowed employees access to the NHOST computer network in order to complete unauthorized state inspections.

Demers was charged with computer crimes, criminal solicitation to commit tampering with public records, criminal solicitation to commit unsworn falsification and criminal solicitation to commit counterfeit, unauthorized or forged strickers. He surrendered himself to police on Nov. 21 He was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail pending an arraignment on Jan. 31, 2017.

Luke McGillicuddy, 24, was charged with computer crimes, tampering with public records and counterfeit, unauthorized or forged stickers. He surrendered himself to police on Nov. 21. He was released on a summons pending arraignment on Jan. 31, 2017.

Moody was charged with computer crimes, criminal solicitation to commit tampering with public records, criminal solicitation to commit unsworn falsification and criminal solicitation to commit counterfeit, unauthorized or forged strickers. He surrendered himself to police on Nov. 23. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment on Jan. 31, 2017.

Grondin was charged with computer crimes, criminal solicitation to commit tampering with public records and criminal solicitation to commit counterfeit, unauthorized or forged stickers. He surrendered himself to police on Dec. 2. He was released on a summons pending arraignment on Jan. 31, 2017.

The New Hampshire State Police was assisted in the investigation by members of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

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