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Florida man admits to conspiring to transport stolen campers across state lines

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Yankier Gaston Garcia, of Florida, has admitted to his involvement in the theft of campers from a business in Elkins, West Virginia, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Garcia, 32, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Offense against the United States.” Garcia admitted to driving a heavy-duty pickup truck into Elkins, West Virginia, and stealing a 2021 Grand Design Reflection camper, valued at $48,895.00, from Roy’s RV Supercenter in July 2020. 

Garcia is facing up to five years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated March 4, 2021