Bowie Woman Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud
Falon Lyle, 31, also will be required to pay restitution.
A Bowie woman has been sentenced to four years in prison and five years of probation for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Falon D. Lyle, 31, pleaded guilty to using the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of two individuals for whom she had previously prepared tax returns to open bank accounts at the Navy Federal Credit Union and the NASA Federal Credit Union in April of 2007.
Lyle also pleaded guilty to forging the signatures of the victims and applying online for lines of credit, loans and credit card accounts, all of which she used to make purchases and withdraw money for her personal use.
A total of six accounts were opened fraudulently and the total loss to the credit unions was $46,135.85. Lyle will have to pay restitution in that amount in addition to her sentence, according to the Justice Department.