Eight former Reagor-Dykes employees sentenced to prison, ordered to pay restitution

Eight former Reagor-Dykes employees sentenced to prison, ordered to pay restitution
(Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Eight of the 15 former Reagor-Dykes Auto Group employees have been sentenced to serve time in prison and are required to pay restitution monthly.

Pepper Rickman, Brad Fansler and Sherri Wood were sentenced Tuesday morning in a federal court in Amarillo. Diana Urias, Sheila Miller and Wesley Neel were sentenced Monday afternoon in the same court. They will voluntarily surrender themselves to begin their prison term on June 18 or 19, 2021. They received between two and a half to four years in prison each.

On April 22, 2021, Bart Reagor, 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of bank fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 90 years in federal prison, and will be required to forfeit any property traceable to the offense.

May 4, 2021 Sentencings

  • Pepper Rickman, an accounting controller at Reagor Dykes’ Toyota store in Plainview, who pleaded guilty in October 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; was sentenced May 4 at 1:30 p.m. She faced up to five years in federal prison and could have been required to pay at least $27 million in restitution. She has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $200 per month in restitution for an unknown length of time. After she is released from prison, she will be under supervised release for three years. She will have to report on June 18 to start her prison term.
  • Brad Fansler, an RDAG group administrative director, who pleaded guilty in November 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; was sentenced May 4 at 10 a.m. He faced up to five years and a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of more than $27 million. He was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison with three years of supervised release. He also is required to pay $200 per month in restitution for an unknown length of time. He will have to report on June 18 to start his prison term.
  • Sherri Wood, an office manager at Reagor Dykes’ Ford store in Plainview, who pleaded guilty in October 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; she was sentenced May 4. She faced up to five years in federal prison and may be required to pay at least $27 million in restitution. She has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison with three years of supervised release. She is also required to pay $200 per month in restitution for an unknown length of time. She will also surrender on June 18 to begin her prison term. She was initially scheduled to be sentenced on May 6.
  • Diana Urias, an office manager in Reagor Dykes’ used car mall in Levelland, who pleaded guilty in September 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud; she was sentenced on May 4 at 10 a.m. She faced up to five years and a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of more than $23 million. She has been sentenced to 2 years in prison with one year of supervised release. She has been ordered to pay $100 in restitution each month.
  • Sheila Miller, an RDAG group controller, who pleaded guilty in September 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud; she was sentenced on May 4 at 1:30 p.m. She faced up to five years and a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of more than $23 million. She has been sentenced to 27 months, or 2.3 years and one year of supervised release. She has been ordered to pay $200 in restitution each month. She will report on June 18 to begin her prison sentence.
  • Wesley Neel, RDAG Safety & Compliance Manager, who pleaded guilty in March 2020 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; was sentenced May 4 at 1:30 p.m. He faced up to five years and a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of more than $27 million. He was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison with one year of supervised release. He is also required to pay $100 in restitution every month. He will report on June 19 to begin his sentence in prison.

May 6, 2021 Sentencings

  • Whitney Maldonado, an office manager at Reagor Dykes’ Mitsubishi store in Lubbock, who pleaded guilty in December 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; she is slated to be sentenced on May 6. She was sentenced to 2.3 years in prison and faces a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of at least $27 million.
  • Elaina Cabral, an office manager at Reagor Dykes’ Toyota store in Plainview, who pleaded guilty in December 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; she is slated to be sentenced May 6. She was also sentenced to 2.3 years in prison and faces a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of at least $27 million.

May 13, 2021 Sentencings

  • Lindsay Williams, and RDAG group accounting manager, who pleaded guilty in October 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud; she is slated to be sentenced on May 13. She faces up to five years in prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000, and possible restitution of more than $23 million.
  • Mistry Canady, an office manager at Reagor Dykes’ Ford store in Lamesa, who pleaded guilty in January 2020 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; she is slated to be sentenced on May 13. She faces up to five years in prison, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of at least $27 million.

May 20, 2021 Sentencing

  • Paige Johnston, an office manager in Reagor Dykes’ Chevrolet store in Floydada, who pleaded guilty in October 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; she is slated to be sentenced on May 20. She faces up to five years and a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of more than $27 million.

May 25, 2021 Sentencing

  • Ashley Dunn, executive assistant to the CEO, who pleaded guilty in December 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud; she is slated to be sentenced on May 25. She faces up to five years in prison, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and possible restitution of more than $23 million.

June 8, 2021 Sentencing

  • Andrea Kate Phillips, an office manager at Reagor Dykes’ Ford store in Plainview, who pleaded guilty in February 2020 to misprision of a felony; she is slated to be sentenced on June 8 at 1:30 p.m.

June 22, 2021 Sentencing

  • Steven Reinhart, RDAG Legal Compliance Director, who pleaded guilty in February 2021 to misprision of a felony; he is slated to be sentenced June 22.

July 27, 2021 Sentencing

  • Shane Andrew Smith, Reagor Dykes’ CFO, who pleaded guilty in June 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud; he is slated to be sentenced on July 27. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible restitution of $50 million.

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