A Los Angeles federal grand jury Tuesday 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 fuel that he sold to friends at a discount while he was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Kyle Sidney Freedman Flournoy, 34, is charged with conspiracy and two counts of retaining stolen government property, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Flournoy was arrested Nov. 6 by federal authorities pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in August.
Court documents allege Flournoy stole a VA vehicle and rented it out to associates — including gang members — for $30 in 2013. Flournoy is also charged with stealing a second VA vehicle late that year.
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 gasoline. Flournoy gave the fuel to others who paid him 60 cents on the dollar, prosecutors allege.
If convicted on all three charges, Flournoy would face up to 25 years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3.
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