An Inglewood man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a government vehicle and illegally charging more than $15,000 on federal government gas cards for fuel he then sold to friends at a discount while he was employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Kyle Sidney Freedman Flournoy, 35, entered his plea in Los Angeles federal court to a single count of conspiracy to steal government property, which carries a possible five-year maximum prison sentence. U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips set a Dec. 16 sentencing hearing.
Flournoy stole a VA vehicle and rented it out to associates -- including gang members -- for $30 in 2013, court documents state.
He also admitted unlawfully using 11 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, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.