South Euclid, Cleveland women charged with bank fraud

4:13 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Federal officials have filed additional indictments against a South Euclid woman and a Cleveland woman.

Charged are Angelique Bankston, 41,of South Euclid, and Jocelyn Hale, 31, of Cleveland.

Bankston and Hale were charged with a variety of schemes that resulted in a loss of more than $43,000 in a superseding indictment filed this week on both woman.

Bankston was initially charged in an indictment with bank fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering back on March 27.

Co-conspirator Hale was not charged in the first indictment.

In this latest uindictment, Bankston and Hale were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, three counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

In addition, Bankston was charged with five counts of bank fraud, eight counts of mail fraud, five counts of aggravated identity theft, and 59 counts of money laundering.

Hale was charged with four counts of bank fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and five counts of money laundering.

The superseding indictment alleges that Bankston and Hale, using identities of several individuals without their authority, defrauded Citizens Bank, Lending Club Corporation, and Wells Fargo Bank, using two separate schemes.

The superseding Indictment also alleges that Bankston, defrauded the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Dollar Bank.


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