In court, a judge told both that their cases would be downgraded to misdemeanors if they cooperate with prosecutors, pay restitution and serve 30 days of community service, according to the New York Daily News.
Dykstra, 48, was charged in June with multiple counts of trying to lease high-end automobiles from several dealerships by allegedly providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business, Home Free Systems.
Dykstra is charged with five counts of attempted grand theft auto, eight counts of filing false financial statements, four counts of identity theft, three counts of grand theft auto and three counts of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies. He also is charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and unauthorized possession of a syringe.
While looking for evidence involvoing the alleged grand theft auto, police found cocaine, human growth hormone and Ecstasy when they searched the home where Dykstra was living.
Dykstra told the Daily News in May during a lengthy interview that Home Free Systems is a real company and that he leased the cars for use by his employees. Dykstra says the company had 210 customers and that he needed to hire four more employees to keep up with them. He also said he was unaware of what Hymers was doing.
Dykstra, who remains in prison, has a pretrial court appearance on Oct. 19. He has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in state prison.
He also is accused of embezzling $400,000 from his bankrupt estate and of exposing himself to at least six women who answered housekeeping and personal-assistant job ads on Craigslist.com. Dykstra says he is innocent of all charges.