LUBBOCK, Texas — Federal prosecutors said Whitney Erin Maldonado, 44, pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. An official statement from prosecutors said Maldonado worked as an office manager at the Reagor Dykes Mitsubishi store in Lubbock.
The case was prosecuted in Amarillo.
“Employees routinely dug through records for vehicle identification numbers (VIN) of cars Reagor Dykes had already sold, then submitted new loan applications to Ford Motor Credit Company using the old VINs – falsely indicating that the company was seeking a loan in order to repurchase the vehicle for resale,” an official statement said.
Reagor Dykes filed for bankruptcy in August 2018 after allegations of fraud and default.
The list of Reagor Dykes employees who accepted plea deal, as of Monday, includes:
- Elaina Marie Cabral
- Ashley Nicole Dunn
- Brad William Fansler
- Paige Anna Johnston
- Whitney Erin Maldonado
- Sheila Evans Miller
- Pepper Laray Rickman
- Shane Andrew Smith
- Diana Herrera Urias
- Lindsay Clare Williams
- Sherri Lynn Wood
Related Link: (From USDOJ) Two Reagor Dykes Employees Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy, 11 Pleas Total