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February 5, 2018

Thackerville Woman Pleads Guilty to False Bank Entries

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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Monday, February 5, 2018

Thackerville Woman Pleads Guilty To False Bank Entries

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Tiffany Rhea Spears, age 30, of Thackerville, Oklahoma, pled guilty to False Entry In The Books of a Federally Insured Bank, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1005, punishable by not more than 30 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000.00 fine, or both.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about January 6, 2017, until on or about June 5, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant, with the intent to deceive an officer of Citizens Bank and Trust of Ardmore, Oklahoma, a bank whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, knowingly made false entries in the books, reports, or statements of Citizens Bank and Trust of Ardmore, Oklahoma. The defendant created false transaction documents showing customers advancing monies on their loans and withdrawing cash from their accounts, when in truth and in fact, as the defendant well knew, the advances and withdrawals from customer accounts were by, and for the benefit of, the defendant.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.