Federal authorities have charged two people in connection with a stolen vehicle conspiracy that targeted car dealerships in Warren, as well as cities in three other states.

Corey Counsil and Kayla Knight appeared before a magistrate in U.S. District Court in Youngstown this week on charges that included interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles.

A recently unsealed indictment says that between 2018 and 2020, the pair used fraudulent identification to get loans and the title to nine vehicles from dealerships in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.

The indictment alleges that three of the vehicles involved were obtained in 2019 at Sims Buick GMC in Warren.

A 2018 Chevy Impala allegedly obtained from Sims was then sold by the couple in Erie, Pennsylvania.

A 2018 Nissan Rogue the couple allegedly got from Sims was sold two months later by Knight in New Castle.

Last year, a Jeep Cherokee obtained from a Virginia car dealership was sold in Sharon, Pennsylvania by Knight, according to the indictment.

The case has been transferred from U.S. District Court in Northern Ohio to Western Pennsylvania.