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Leavenworth business owner indicted for bank fraud

Woman allegedly defrauded Farmers Bank and Trust’s Overland Park branch

 KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Through an elaborate scheme of check kiting and deceit, a Leavenworth business woman allegedly defrauded Farmers Bank and Trust’s Overland Park branch and other individuals, according to a federal indictment filed Aug. 6 in Kansas City.
Brenda Wood, 45, was indicted on five counts of bank fraud, one count of theft from an employee benefit program, and four counts of willful violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Her former business associate, Michael Yancey, also named in the indictment as a conspirator, pleaded guilty in June to charges of ...

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