Boston-Area Man and Woman Charged with Orchestrating Bank Fraud
BOSTON – Two Boston-area residents have been charged with allegedly conspiring to defraud an area credit union by obtaining loans in the names of other individuals, including inmates at a Massachusetts prison.
Nadaje Hendrix, 26, of Brighton, and Glenroy Miller, 27, of Dorchester, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Hendrix was arrested today and will appear in federal court in Boston at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. Miller was arrested in October 2023 on unrelated charges and remains in custody. He will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date.
According to the indictment, Hendrix worked as a loan officer and assistant branch manager for a credit union. Between December 2019 and August 2021, it is alleged that Hendrix and Miller agreed to defraud the credit union by obtaining loans in the names of other individuals, including inmates at a Massachusetts prison where Miller was incarcerated. While in prison, Miller allegedly gave Hendrix information about his fellow inmates, which Hendrix allegedly used to create fraudulent loan applications. It is further alleged that the defendants then arranged for co-conspirators to go to the credit union pretending to be the inmates and sign loan forms in exchange for money. The defendants allegedly obtained loans using stolen identities. In total, Hendrix, Miller, and their co-conspirators allegedly stole about $134,000 from the credit union in about two months in 2021.
The charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud provides for a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, up to five years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kriss Basil of the Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.