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Car Salesman Accused of Costing Fiat Chrysler $8.7 Million With Employee Discount Scam

A car salesman in Michigan is being accused of costing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) $8.7 million in a wire fraud scam.

The Department of Justice unsealed charges against 34-year-old Apollon Nimo on Friday, charging the Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram salesman with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud for allegedly orchestrating a seven-year-long scam that involved illegally selling employee discounts to non-qualified car buyers.

Nimo was arrested on Friday and appeared in court before being released on bond. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

According to a release from the DOJ, Nimo “improperly trafficked in, used, and sold” the manufacturer’s employee purchase control numbers (EPCNs) through private Facebook groups from 2014 through the present. Nimo’s use of EPCNs not only provided discounts to non-qualified customers, but also aided him in becoming the top Fiat Chrysler seller in 2018 and 2019.

“The complaint further

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Retailer will take old baby seat in exchange for discount on new one

FILE – 4moms products on display during the 4moms Car Seat launch event at Petersen Automotive Museum on Aug. 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Calling all parents: Target is holding a baby car seat trade-in event through April 17.

The retail chain will allow customers to trade in an older car seat in exchange for 20% off of a “new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear. Select baby home gear includes playards, high chairs, swings, rockers & bouncers,” according to the store’s website.

Trade-ins will be allowed for the following items:

  • Infant car seats
  • Convertible car seats
  • Car seat bases
  • Harness or booster car seats
  • Car seats that are expired or damaged

Qualified items can only be traded in at Target store locations. Designated signage will point guests to drop-off boxes which will be located near guest services inside all stores.

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