Former Hampshire County Loan Officer Convicted of Bank Fraud
MARTINSBURG, WV—Kimberly Haslacker, 39, of Romney, West Virginia, was convicted of bank fraud in federal court today after she admitted to using her position as a bank loan officer to obtain fraudulent loans, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Haslacker was formerly employed as a loan officer at The Bank of Romney. She used her position to submit false and fraudulent loan applications in her own name and in the names of friends and relatives. Using this scheme, she obtained nearly $170,000.00 in unlawful loan proceeds.
Haslacker pled guilty today to a criminal Information charging her with one count of “Bank Fraud.” She faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.