Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire
CONCORD - Niurka Lebron, 45, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to bank fraud on Wednesday, United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in February 2019, the defendant was involved in a scheme to defraud several financial institutions. The defendants in the scheme applied for and obtained multiple loans to purchase cars purportedly sold by Allied Imports, a Manchester car wholesaler, and Cap’s Auto Sales, a Manchester car retailer. The sales were fraudulent because the defendants never owned or greatly inflated the value of the cars. In total, the defendants defrauded the financial institutions of several hundred thousand dollars.
Lebron participated in the scheme by signing a fraudulent car purchase contract from Allied Imports. She then used the contract to apply for a car loan secured by the vehicle, which Allied Imports did not own or have the title to.
Lebron is scheduled to be sentenced on August 22, 2022.
“Criminals use a wide variety of schemes to commit financial crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Farley. “We work closely with our law enforcement partners to uncover fraud schemes in the Granite State and to hold wrongdoers accountable for their unlawful activities.”
This matter was investigated by the United States Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander S. Chen and Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.
Updated April 21, 2022