Defendant Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Calvin Johnson, aka “Lakeshia Johnson” and “Keyshia Johnson,” pleaded guilty this morning in two criminal cases after committing wire fraud and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
Johnson, 37, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell who set sentencing for May 26, 2021.
“Calvin Johnson used a position as a contractor at a bank’s call center to defraud and steal from customers,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Technology rarely provides the ambiguity that criminals hope for and this case was no different. The diligent work of the FBI and the prosecutorial efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Cella caught this white-collar criminal.”
In the plea agreement, Johnson admitted that from February to October 2018 she worked at Alorica, a call center contractor for Ally Bank. As part the job, Johnson had access to Ally Bank customer accounts and account information. Johnson devised and executed a scheme to defraud Ally Bank and its customers by using her account access to transfer money to accounts she owned or controlled to fund her own personal expenses. As a part of the scheme, she caused $7,000 to be transferred from an Ally Bank customer account to an account she controlled at City National Bank.
After being charged for wire fraud, Johnson was later encountered by law enforcement in Indiana on Sept. 2, 2020, in possession of a .45-caliber pistol and a 9mm semiautomatic pistol. In the plea agreement, Johnson admitted that she had been convicted of robbery in September of 2004; therefore, understanding that she was unlawfully possessing the firearms officers found on her on Sept. 2, 2020.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard M. Cella is prosecuting the case.