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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Riverton Woman Charged with Bank Fraud

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – On August 28, 2018, a federal grand jury charged Carol S. Jennings, age 57, of Riverton, with Bank Fraud, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. The Indictment alleges that Jennings, while employed as the clerk for the City of Riverton, opened two accounts with a local bank by providing falsified documents in April 2014. From April 2014 until February 2015, Jennings allegedly deposited city funds into these accounts and then converted almost the entire balance for her own personal use.

The defendant appeared in United States District Court on September 20, 2018, where she pleaded not guilty to the charge. Jennings has a trial date scheduled for November 5, 2018, before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose at the Council Bluffs Federal Courthouse.

The public is reminded that an Indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until she is proven guilty.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Financial Fraud
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300
Updated September 26, 2018