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Former Local Loan Officer Convicted

May 2nd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports Kimberly Haslacker, 39, of Romney, was convicted of bank fraud in federal court Friday after she admitted to using her position as a bank loan officer to obtain fraudulent loans, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.  Haslacker was formerly employed as a loan officer at The Bank of Romney. She used her position to submit false and fraudulent loan applications in her own name and in the names of friends and relatives. Using this scheme, she obtained nearly $170,000 in unlawful loan proceeds.  Haslacker pleaded guilty Friday to a criminal Information charging her with one count of bank fraud. She faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

 Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.

 U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

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