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Three Bakersfield Residents Defrauded local business

Bakerfield residents Lynnsi Marguerite Dubar, 28; and Daniel Harte, 50, were arrested Monday after a federal grand jury returned a multicount indictment, charging them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and other charges related to a scheme to defraud Bakersfield Pipe and Supply Inc., (BPS). Lynnsi Dunbar’s husband Kyle Aaron Dunbar, 30; is also charged in the scheme, and is already in custody on an unrelated charge.

According to court documents, between March 17, 2014, and October 22, 2014, the three defendants conspired together to defraud BPS, which is headquartered in Bakersfield, by creating false invoices for payment. Lynnsi Dunbar was an employee if BPS, who, with the help of Kyle Dunbar and Harte, created a fictitious trucking company in the name of Harte Trucking. Harte Trucking existed in name only and was created by the defendants for the sole purpose of submitting fraudulent invoices to BPS for payment for services never performed. As a result of this conspiracy, the defendants were able to defraud BPS out of $287,000.