Graham woman sentenced for selling stolen cars

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GRAHAM, N.C. — A Graham woman has been sentenced as a habitual felon after she plead guilty to selling stolen cars to a salvage business.

The Burlington Times-News reports Anita Kay Lloyd, 39, entered an Alford guilty plea to three counts of obtaining property by false pretense.  In exchange, the state dismissed charges of felony forgery and felony uttering.

Lloyd was charged in May with helping in the sale of ten vehicles to auto salvage yards on two separate occasions, the Times-News reports.  She was also charged with aiding in the theft of a semi-trailer from a home on Bellemont-Mt. Hermon Road and selling it to a recycling business.

Past convictions against Lloyd include forgery of an instrument, felony intimidating a witness and breaking and entering.

According to the Times-News, defense attorney Todd Smith argued Lloyd’s co-defendant, Kevin Coble, was the mastermind of the operation.

Lloyd was issued a mitigated 62- to 87-month sentence and will be required to pay $3,500 in restitution, the paper reports.

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