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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Former Office Manager Charged With Stealing from Auto Dealership

WICHITA, KAN. – Corrine N. Bowman, 41, Medicine Lodge, Kan., is charged with one count of bank fraud. The crime is alleged to have occurred from 2017 to 2019 in Medicine Lodge.

The indictment alleges Bowman, who was working for Bowe Chevrolet, used company funds to pay expenses for her and her family.

If convicted, she could faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

 Dennis Tapscott, 23, Emporia, Kan., former contract driver for the U.S.Postal Service, is charged with one count of delaying mail. The crime is alleged to have occurred in 2019 and 2020 in Lyon County, Kan, and other counties.

The indictment alleges Tapscott opened and destroyed mail containing cash.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in federal prison and a fine up to $100,000. The U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ola Odeyemi is prosecuting.

 

 Codaniel Jones, 39, Independence, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 21, 2020, in Montgomery County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge and up to a year and a fine up to $1,000 on drug count. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Gordon is prosecuting.

 

Lemuel Geovani Espinosa, 30, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 25, 2020, in Riley County, Kan.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

 

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated October 6, 2020