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6 indicted after accused of defrauding Nissan

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Six people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Nashville after being accused of running a scheme to defraud Nissan North America of more than $570,000.

Officials say the six defrauded the automaker by filing false claims under the Federal Warranty Act. They, and others, are said to have approached people who owned Nissans and got their names, address and vehicle identification numbers for the purpose of filing fraudulent claims and requesting compensation.

Officials say once Nissan wrote the checks to the vehicle owners, the defendants would get a portion of the money.

Charged in the case are Kenneth Carter, 44, of Corona, CA, Francisco DeLaRosa, 40, of West Covina, CA, Adrian Franklin, 39, of Chandler, AZ, Bruce Young, 49, of Compton, CA, Tracey Young, 45, of Los Angeles and Wendell Young, 34, of Inglewood, CA.

One of the defendants, Carter, is a former arbitration specialist with Nissan in Franklin who was responsible for negotiating settlements with Nissan owners.  Carter worked there from March 2007 to April 2008.

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