CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Mindy Turner, 51, was sentenced today to one year in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of stolen property.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Turner admitted to participating in a scheme with Millard Patrick, 53, to obtain vehicles worth approximately $172,950 from car dealerships in Kentucky and Virginia. -Western.

On June 28, 2021, Turner wrote an NSF check at a dealership in Louisville, Ky., so she and Patrick could get a 2020 Ford Explorer worth approximately $53,500. The following day, the two men transported this vehicle to West Virginia and were arrested after unsuccessfully attempting to trade in this vehicle at a Charleston dealership for a more expensive Ford F-250. On July 14, 2021, while on bail, Turner and Patrick wrote an NSF check at a Hurricane dealership to get a Jeep Cherokee worth approximately $60,056.22. The next day, the pair wrote an NSF check at a Ripley dealership for a new Ford Explorer worth approximately $59,393.48. That same day, Patrick and Turner attempted to obtain a Ford F-150 worth approximately $64,108.24 from a Hurricane dealership. They were turned away when the check was not cashed.

Patrick also pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of stolen property and is scheduled to be sentenced September 1, 2022.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and praised the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the assistance provided by the Charleston Police Department, the Hurricane Police Department, the Bureau from the Jackson County Sheriff and the Louisville, Kentucky police. Department.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger handed down the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Negar M. Kordestani prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release can be found on the website of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Court documents and related information can be found on PACER by searching for case #2: 22-cr-18.

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