A federal jury in Charlotte returned a guilty verdict last week against Kimberlie L. Flemings, 49, of Mt. Holly, N.C. for her role in running $1 million car loan scheme that defrauded credit unions and banks across the nation.
The jury found Flemings guilty of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, wire fraud affecting financial institutions and multiple counts of financial institution fraud.
Two of Flemings’ co-conspirators, Stanley Reginald Barron, 38 of Cornelius, N.C. and Brian Lyles, 46, formerly of Jersey City, N.J., previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. Lyles also pleaded guilty to bank fraud. They are currently awaiting sentencings, federal prosecutors said.
According to evidence presented at trial, witness testimony and filed court documents, from at least 2012 to 2015, Flemings, Barron, Lyles and others submitted dozens of fraudulent car and personal loan applications to at least 15 credit unions and three banks. They took out the loans in their names and the names of at least 30 other individuals they had recruited to participate in the scheme.
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