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Tucson man gets 3-year prison sentence for auto loan fraud

Posted: 11:43 PM, Nov 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 06:45:32Z

 A Tucson man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in an automobile loan fraud scheme.
    
Prosecutors say 46-year-old Andrew May was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud.
    
They say May and his co-conspirators fraudulently represented to lenders that they were engaged in the legitimate purchase and sale of vehicles in order to obtain financing from numerous institutions.
    
The co-conspirators also fraudulently represented that the lenders would receive a lien on the vehicles as collateral for the loans.
    
However, prosecutors say no legitimate vehicle sales occurred.
    
The lenders funded about $1.2 million traced to numerous bank accounts controlled by May.
    
A restitution hearing is scheduled Nov. 19 in U.S. District Court in Tucson.