Loan Officer Sentenced for Stealing’s Wife’s Identity to Obtain Loan

Allison Tussey —  February 18, 2014 — Leave a comment

Matthew Scott Smith, 36, Brighton, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on February 12, 2014, for making false statements in a loan application.

Smith appeared pursuant to a summons in US District Court in Wyoming. He was charged via criminal Information on December 3, 2013.

According to the charges, on or about May 6, 2009, the defendant knowingly made a materially false statement to influence Farmer’s State Bank, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, approval of a loan.  Smith obtained a loan in his wife’s name without her knowledge while he was employed as a loan officer/vice president at Farmer’s State Bank.

He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Restitution will be determined within 30 days.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Allison Tussey

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