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Former Georgia title pawn employee convicted of loan fraud

November 21, 2019

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A former employee of a title pawn store has been convicted of loan fraud.

WALB-TV reports jurors convicted Kevin Kareen Simmons of 12 of 15 counts on Wednesday following a trial in Dougherty County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Simmons made fake loans and took money while working at a TitleMax store in Albany.

He was accused of taking $45,000 over six months in early 2013, but the theft wasn’t discovered until later. Simmons was indicted in 2017.

District Attorney Greg Edwards says Simmons would draw up fraudulent contracts to loan money with vehicles pledged as collateral, taking part of the money.

Simmons will be sentenced later. He faces up to 120 years in prison.

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Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/