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Former VA Employee Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Government Vehicles and Charging over $15,000 on Federal Gas Cards

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California

          LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury today named an Inglewood man in a three-count indictment that accuses him of stealing two government vehicles and illegally charging more than $15,000 on U.S. government gas cards for gas that he sold to friends at a discount.

          Kyle Sidney Freedman Flournoy, 34, was charged in the indictment with conspiracy and two counts of retaining stolen government property.

          Flournoy was arrested on November 6 by federal authorities pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in August.

          At the time of the alleged criminal conduct in 2013, Flournoy was employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. According to court documents, Flournoy stole a VA vehicle and rented it out to associates – including gang members – for $30. Flournoy is also charged with stealing a second VA vehicle in late 2013.

          The indictment also charges Flournoy with unlawfully using more than 10 different federal government gas cards over the course of several weeks to charge more than $15,000 in gas. Flournoy allegedly gave the gas to others who paid him approximately 60 cents on the dollar.

          An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

          If convicted on all three charges in the indictment, Flournoy would face a statutory maximum sentence of 25 years in federal prison.

          Flournoy is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on December 3.

          This case is being investigated by the United States General Services Administration, Office of the Inspector General, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division.

          This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles E. Pell of the Santa Ana Branch Office.


Thom Mrozek
Spokesperson/Public Affairs Officer
United States Attorney’s Office
Central District of California (Los Angeles)

Updated November 27, 2018

Press Release Number: 18-192