Until Thursday, June 20, the general manager of Berlin City Kia had no idea he was employing a fugitive from justice.
The employee, William McKibbin, had been a sales manager at Berlin City Kia since 2017. During his tenure, he commuted from his condominium in Stowe to the dealership in Williston every day. He appraised cars. He helped customers. He came home for dinner with his family — a wife and a 17-year-old son — every night.
His co-workers had no idea about his past, which authorities said included years of operating a fraudulent auto loan scheme coast to coast.
Last week, as torrential rain pounded against the dealership’s roof, general manager Dedrick Casab said he had no clue about McKibbin’s back story.
How did McKibbin end up working a 9-to-5 job, qualifying for Medicaid, and living in Stowe?
The story is long and occasionally blurry. It detours through the Cook Islands, Panama and Florida. It contains many lawsuits and no clear end.
But it starts, according to wife Carolyn McKibbin’s court statements, in Virginia.