Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Motor Home Theft Conspiracy And Related Charges
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN –United States Attorney Patrick Miles announced today that a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Ronald Bruce Myers, 56, a Nevada resident charged with conspiring with others to steal, transport, and sell motor homes throughout the United States, including the theft of three motor homes from businesses in Western Michigan. The jury also convicted him of transporting the stolen motor homes out of Michigan. Myers stole a Country Coach motor home from Holland Bus and Motor Homes on March 28, 2012. Myers returned to Michigan in early May 2012, at which time he stole two more motor homes from Midway RV Center of Kentwood. He faces up to 35 years in prison for the conspiracy and theft of the motor homes. Myers also stole two motor homes in Alabama, one in Missouri, one in North Carolina, and one in Florida.
The jury also convicted Myers of three counts related to money laundering. The evidence at trial showed that Myers used a series of aliases to obtain false title documents, open bank accounts and to forward mail as part of his criminal scheme. He moved hundreds of thousands of dollars through the bank accounts opened under false names and/or using purported corporations. IRS records showed that Myers and his corporations did not file tax returns from 2008 to 2012. He faces up to an additional sixty years in prison for the money laundering convictions. Myers had already been convicted in four previous federal prosecutions involving stolen vehicles.
Myers remains in custody pending his sentencing, which has been set for August 21, 2015 before the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell, United States District Court Judge.