Topeka A former vice president of Heritage Bank in Topeka has been charged with bank fraud for allegedly falsifying loan applications from otherwise unqualified buyers who were purchasing real estate from her as the seller.
A criminal information filed Friday in U.S. District Court charges Jennifer Hughes-Boyles with bank fraud and seeks forfeiture of property and money connected with the crime.
Prosecutors alleged the 40-year-old Topeka woman falsified tax return information, credit scores and other information to qualify buyers who were purchasing real estate property from her. The fraud caused the bank to fund about $2.8 million in loans. The charges allege her profit from the sales of real estate was more than $500,000.
Her defense attorney, Ben Swinnen, declined to comment on the case.