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cole camp woman sentenced for bank fraud

August 13, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Cole Camp, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for bank fraud and identity theft.

Jeannie Marie Bain, 30, of Cole Camp, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey to four years in federal prison without parole.

On Feb. 11, 2010, Bain pleaded guilty to bank fraud, to using a false Social Security number and to aggravated identity theft. Bain admitted that she used a Social Security card and a Missouri driver’s license that belonged to another person to open a checking account in that person’s name at a Sedalia, Mo., bank on April 10, 2009.

Between April 20 and April 29, 2009, Bain wrote 59 checks on that account, totaling $11,844. Bain, who used another person’s driver’s license as identification and signed that person’s name to the checks, wrote checks at various businesses in Sedalia, Lamonte, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Warsaw, and Warrensburg, Mo.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Sedalia, Mo., Police Department, the Clinton, Mo., Police Department, the Cole Camp, Mo., Police Department and the Benton County, Mo., Police Department.

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