7 police officers across metro area charged in fraudulent auto inspections

- Seven police officers in the metro area have been charged with felonies related to fraudulent auto inspections. 

Law enforcement members from the Detroit Police Department; Detroit Public Schools Safety Department; Bangor Police Department; Redford Police Department; Northfield Township Police Department; Van Buren Township Police Department; and the Riverview Police Department are facing the charges. Some are current officers and others are former. You can see a full list of those who have been charged below. 

Authorities allege these officers lied about doing a specific vehicle inspection intended to detect stolen vehicles and parts. The inspection involves salvaged vehicles. 

Vehicles become salvaged when they become distressed, for example, after being totaled by an insurance company. Then, the car can't be plated or used on public roads again until until it's been recertified by a trained police officer. All those facing charges were properly trained to recertify cars.  

Before recertifying the vehicles, officers needed to do a check with the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN). This check can detect if the car has been stolen, or if it has been rebuilt with stolen parts. 

Authorities allege these officers signed off on the LEIN check -- but never actually ran the car through the inspection. 

All seven are facing multiple charges of Uttering and Publishing, which is a 14-year felony. They were charged following an investigation by the FBI Detroit-Area Public Corruption Task Force and the Michigan State Police. 

Defendant Information

o    Tammy Barnes, 59 of Brownstown: Detroit Police Department Officer, authorized to conduct inspections by the Bangor Police Department. 
18 felony counts of Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 7th West District Court in South Haven  

o    Elaine Danishevskaya, 39 of Davisburg: Former Bangor Police Chief, authorized to conduct inspections by the Bangor Police Department. 
25 felony counts of Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 7th West District Court in South Haven  

o    Kevin Reif, 43 of Canton: Redford Police Department Detective, authorized to conduct inspections by the Redford Police Department. Detective Reif served on an Auto Theft Task Force. 
13 felony counts of Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 17th District Court in Redford 

o    Tim Greene, 42 of Romulus: Lieutenant in the Northfield Township Police Department, authorized to conduct inspections by the Hamburg Township Police Department. 
6 felony counts Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 53rd District Court in Howell 

o    Robert Greene, 64 of Canton: Former Van Buren Township Officer, authorized to conduct inspections by Hamburg Township Police Department: 
11 counts of Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 53rd District Court in Howell 

o    John Greene, 43 of Wayndotte: Detroit Public Schools Public Safety Officer, authorized to conduct inspections by Hamburg Twp. Police Department. 
7 felony counts of Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 53rd District Court in Howell 

o    Greg Bumgardner, 44 of Southgate: Former Riverview Police Department Officer, Authorized to conduct inspections by Riverview. 
21 felony counts of Uttering and Publishing 
Charged in the 27th District Court in Riverview 

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