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 May 24th, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces arrest of two former employees of Coggin Motor Mall and wife of one of the former employees for money laundering
 
A complicated, months-long investigation has resulted in the arrest of two former employees of Coggin Motor Mall of Fort Pierce and the wife of one of the former employees for money laundering, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"Detectives of the Auto Theft and Economic Crimes Units, assisted by the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant last Friday at 4401 and 4415 - 77th Street, Vero Beach, the addresses of Pristine Diesel," Sheriff Mascara said. "That is the business started by Jerry and Lynnette Clark with the proceeds of the money laundering scheme that victimized Coggin Motor Mall. The scheme involved the illegal sale of a car in the custody and care of Coggin, a 2008 Mercedes S-63 valued at more than $136,000."

Jerry Clark, 47 (DOB 10/27/72), of Vero Beach, is the former new car manager at Coggin Mercedes and former general sales manager of Coggin BMW. Lynnette Clark, 45 (DOB 2/14/65), is Jerry Clark's wife, Sheriff Mascara said.

A third person charged is Dominic Albanese, 63 (DOB 11/19/46), of Port St. Lucie, a former Coggin roadside technician.

Jerry Clark is charged with money laundering and grand theft. His wife Lynette Clark is charged with money laundering. Albanese is charged with grand theft.

Detectives sized four bank accounts totaling $94,477, a Peterbilt tractor and trailer, a Ford tractor and trailer, a Ford F-800 fuel truck, a Cummings Diesel generator, a Master Craft forklift and about $20,000 worth of computers, tools and equipment.

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