Following an eight-day trial, a federal jury in Lexington has convicted James Minton, 70, Joyce Minton, 65, and Aaron Brooke Warren, 43, all of Nicholasville, of numerous counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. According to evidence presented, the Mintons and Warran conspired to defraud their employer, Clark Machine Tool and Die, of Nicholasville. The criminal conspiracy took place from February 2000 through May 2016 and resulted in a loss in excess of $1.5 million. The conspirators defrauded the business by using company checks and credit cards to purchase personal items, by cashing and keeping company petty cash checks, issuing themselves extra paychecks, and inflating their paychecks. They also kept money that customers had paid the company for work. The defendants are currently scheduled to be sentenced on September 25, 2017.