The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billings dealership, apologized Thursday in federal court for hurting friends and family in a large scheme that defrauded banks and others of nearly $400,000.
Billings resident Angela Corson Smith admitted Thursday in U.S. District Court that she defrauded a bank and investors of about $150,000.
A Billings woman who was scheduled to plead guilty to defrauding a bank and investors of about $150,000 had her hearing continued on Monday for medical reasons.
A Billings woman suspected of defrauding a bank to get a home loan and of bilking investors in a separate scheme is expected again to admit to fraud charges after a federal judge rejected an earlier plea deal.
A Billings woman who earlier admitted forging her husband’s name to get a bank loan withdrew her guilty plea on Monday after the judge rejected a plea agreement.
MISSOULA — A New York state man has pleaded guilty to defrauding and attempting to defraud a western Montana bank.
A federal judge this week sentenced a Billings auto dealer to 18 months in prison and ordered restitution of nearly a half-million dollars for defrauding a bank.
A Billings woman suspected of impersonating a nurse practitioner student at a local hospital admitted Wednesday to forging her husband's signature to obtain a bank loan in an unrelated federal case.
A federal judge on Thursday released from custody Angela Corson Smith, a Billings woman indicted on bank and wire fraud charges and suspected of impersonating a nurse at Billings Clinic.
A Billings woman suspected of impersonating a nurse at a local hospital is facing federal bank and wire fraud charges.
A Billings auto dealer admitted that he defrauded First Interstate Bank in a scheme in which he failed to repay loans on vehicles he sold.
One of Montana’s largest bank fraud cases ended Monday with a former top officer at a Malta bank being sentenced to nine years and two months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.7 million to cover personal debts.
KALISPELL — A northwestern Montana mortgage broker who authorities say obtained a loan using a piece of property in Flathead County as collateral, loaned the money to a couple and then foreclosed on them and then restructured the original loan has pleaded not guilty to two counts of bank fra…
A Malta native and former bank officer pleaded guilty in Great Falls on Monday before U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon to defrauding her bank and embezzling $3.67 million.
GREAT FALLS — The U.S. Attorney's Office says a 48-year-old Malta woman has been sentenced to just more than two years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $950,000 in restitution for defrauding a Belt bank when she and her husband applied for operating credit for their ranch.
A developer of the failed 12th Planet entertainment complex in Billings was charged in federal court Thursday with making false statements to two Billings banks.
GREAT FALLS -- A 55-year-old Malta woman has pleaded guilty to two federal fraud charges in a case that alleged she and her husband lied to obtain nearly $1.6 million in operating loans for their ranch and then hid some assets and income sources when they filed for bankruptcy last year.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Lusk man convicted of defrauding financial institutions in Casper and Lusk will be resentenced next week because the terms for his supervised release will adversely affect his ability to find work, according to an order and judgment by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Lusk man has appealed his conviction for defrauding financial institutions in Casper and Lusk, according to court records.
A Roundup woman admitted on Wednesday that she used her relatives’ personal information to get $337,000 from banks and credit card companies in a scheme she tried to cover up by pretending to be an attorney.