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Bank Fraud

Former Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

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.

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Angela Corson Smith, also accused of impersonating a nurse, pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

Angela Corson Smith, also accused of impersonating a nurse, pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

Billings resident Angela Corson Smith admitted Thursday in U.S. District Court that she defrauded a bank and investors of about $150,000.

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Hearing delayed for Billings woman accused of fraud

Hearing delayed for Billings woman accused of fraud

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.

December 16, 2013 5:36 pmLoading…
Billings woman to admit fraud charges

Billings woman to admit fraud charges

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.

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Billings woman withdraws guilty plea in bank fraud

Billings woman withdraws guilty plea in bank fraud

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.

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NY man pleads guilty to defrauding Kalispell bank

MISSOULA — A New York state man has pleaded guilty to defrauding and attempting to defraud a western Montana bank.

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Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

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.

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Woman suspected of impersonating nurse practitioner student pleads guilty to bank fraud

Woman suspected of impersonating nurse practitioner student pleads guilty to bank fraud

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.

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Woman in nurse impostor case released pending fraud trial

Woman in nurse impostor case released pending fraud trial

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.

June 27, 2013 4:10 pm Related Loading…
Billings woman charged with fraud

Billings woman charged with fraud

A Billings woman suspected of impersonating a nurse at a local hospital is facing federal bank and wire fraud charges.

June 25, 2013 2:33 pm Related Loading…

Billings auto dealer admits bank fraud

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.

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Malta bank officer sentenced in embezzlement case

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.

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Mortgage broker pleads not guilty to bank fraud

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…

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Malta bank officer pleads guilty to $3.67 million theft

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.

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Malta woman sentenced for bank fraud

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.

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Federal grand jury charges 12th Planet developer with bank fraud

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.

June 14, 2012 5:09 pmLoading…

Malta woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

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.

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Federal court to resentence Lusk man convicted of fraud

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.

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Lusk man appeals fraud conviction

CASPER, Wyo. — A Lusk man has appealed his conviction for defrauding financial institutions in Casper and Lusk, according to court records.

March 06, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Roundup woman admits using relatives' information to steal $300K

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.

March 02, 2011 5:15 pmLoading…

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