Orlando Woman Sentenced To Four Years In Federal Prison For Bank Fraud
Orlando, FL - U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II sentenced Brittany Jones (26, Orlando) today to 4 years in federal prison for conspiring to commit bank fraud; three counts of bank fraud; and one count of aggravated identity theft. The court also ordered Jones to pay restitution in the amount of $180,034.72. Jones pleaded guilty on June 1, 2012.
According to court documents, Jones and other conspirators opened more than 50 fraudulent accounts at Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU). Jones, claiming to be a member of the United States Armed Forces, opened accounts by using identification information of other persons without authorization. She deposited worthless checks, drawn on accounts in which there were no funds, and then withdrew funds from these fraudulent accounts.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Orlando Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher LaForgia.