Sixth and final employee pleads out in auto shop scam case

 Sixth and final employee pleads out in auto shop scam case

A sixth and final defendant accused in an auto shop scam in York Township entered a plea on Thursday. 

Michael L. Lake, 59, of Lower Windsor Township, pleaded no contest to two counts: deceptive business practices and criminal conspiracy to commit deceptive business practices. Prosecutors are seeking a prison term of 11½ to 23 months.

Those charges relate to the former D&M Auto Sales on East Prospect Road. Prosecutors claim the business intentionally overcharged customers to boost profit.

“(Lake) wishes to accept responsibility,” his attorney, Ronald James Gross, said.

Four other co-defendants, Dean Michael Lake, 28; Ruth E. Hutchinson, 43; Michael L. Lake II, 36; Dean Matthew Lake, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this week to deceptive business practices and criminal conspiracy to commit deceptive business practices. A fifth co-defendant, Sheila V. Lake, 55, also pleaded no contest to those same charges. 

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