- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Texas man accused of scamming a New Mexico automobile dealership out of nearly $35,000 has been indicted for felony fraud.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/1ckfcBa) a Dona Ana County grand jury issued the indictment Thursday for 41-year-old Johnny Ray Mills of El Paso.

Las Cruces police say Mills was arrested in El Paso on an unrelated charge.

A general manager at Sisbarro Buick-GMC in Las Cruces says last December a “Major Powers” at Fort Bliss claimed the Texas military base wanted to open a dealership.

Police say Mills met with Sisbarro personnel on Dec. 20 and Jan. 3 and received checks of $9,999 and $25,000 for a dealership contract at Fort Bliss.

Investigators learned there wasn’t a “Major Powers” at the base.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com


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