It’s all crashing down for 34-year-old Apollon “Apollo” Nimo, 34, previously one of Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s best salespeople in the country. Now he’s being charged with wire fraud and conspiracy by federal prosecutors for involvement in an $8.7 million scam that targeted the automaker.
The Detroit News reports Nimo, a resident of Michigan and previously employed at Parkway Dodge Chrysler Jeep, was arrested last Friday and is now facing up to 20 years in federal prison. He’s accused of orchestrating an extensive black market that included brokers who peddled FCA employee discount numbers to salespeople who then connected with potential buyers in private Facebook groups.
In short, Nimo is accused of stealing FCA, now part of Stellantis, employee numbers and then using their entitled discounts for selling and leasing vehicles to non-employees. Investigators uncovered 268 employee numbers that were illegally used between 2016 and 2018. All traced directly back to Nimo.