More Pilot Flying J Employees Plead Guilty to Rebate Fraud
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Two more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to defrauding customers of earned fuel rebates.
According to a report by The Associated Press, Regional Sales Manager Michael Scott Fenwick today pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Regional Account Representative Janet Welch also pleaded guilty to a mail fraud conspiracy charge, according to the report.
They join the five other employees who have pleaded guilty to similar charges since FBI and IRS agents raided Pilot Flying J's Knoxville headquarters on April 15.
The family-owned chain, which operates more than 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is facing multiple civil lawsuits in addition to criminal charges. The federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is currently deciding whether multiple lawsuits in various districts should be consolidated, as CSNews Online previously reported.