N.Y. man pleads guilty to fraud in Prince George's

September 19, 1990

A New York man has pleaded guilty in Prince George's Circuit Court to felony theft and conspiracy for defrauding car dealerships to buy two vehicles worth about $86,000, the state attorney general's office said.

In a statement of facts read in court, Assistant Attorney General Karen Kruger said Robert Williams Jr., 29, made large cash down payments on a Jeep and a BMW and financed the rest by providing false information and fraudulent documents.

A co-conspirator supplied documents, such as W-2 forms and federal tax returns, that purported to establish Williams' job and in-come.

Williams lied to finance companies when he said he owned property in Maryland and a construction company, and he lied about his name, date of birth and Social Security number, the attorney general's office said.

He got a $58,000 BMW from Martens-Nissan BMW in Marlow Heights with a cash down payment of $28,500. The rest was financed by Nissan Motors Acceptance Corp. and has not been repaid.

Williams also got a 1989 Jeep Cherokee from Wilson-Powell Lincoln Mercury in Marlow Heights using the same scheme, Ms. Kruger said.

He gave the dealer a down payment of $9,500 and financed the rest with a loan from Ford Motor Credit, which he did not repay.

Both vehicles have been recovered.

Williams, who will be sentenced Oct. 17, is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond in the Prince George's County jail.

His co-conspirator was not charged because he helped in the investigation, Ms. Kruger said.

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