Linda Kay Miller, 50, Alma, Kansas, pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud admitting that she submitted false documents in an attempt to secure a $200,000 loan.
The defendant pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. She was charged by criminal Information on December 13, 2012. In her plea, she admitted fraudulently submitting false documents to New Century Bank, Manhattan, Kansas, in a effort to obtain a $200,000 mortgage loan. Miller admitted she created documents falsely stating that a $65,000 second mortgage in favor of Landmark National Bank, Manhattan, Kansas, on her home in Wabaunsee County had been paid in full. She filed the false documents with the Wabaunsee County Register of Deeds.
Sentencing is set for April 1, 2013. Miller faces a maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $1 million.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the guilty plea.
Grissom commended the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway for their work on the case.