Topeka A Kansas woman indicated along with her ex-bank-president-husband in a conspiracy scheme is accused of reserving a plane ticket to Venezuela a day after the deadline passed for her to accept or reject a plea deal.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the prosecution raised the claim in response to defense requests that the charges against 47-year-old Brenda Becker should be dropped. She was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.
Becker’s husband, Scott, has been sentenced to federal prison time after pleading guilty in a scheme that cost Meriden State Bank about $1 million.
A private investigator for the defense testified that Brenda Becker panicked when she booked the flight.
According to testimony, she canceled the ticket after the prosecution informed her attorney that the FBI knew about the flight. The Beckers had a boat docked in Belize.