It’s difficult for deceased person to pay back a loan. And if you're the one authorizing those loans, it’s bound to raise some red flags.
LaTracy Jones, 44, of Milwaukee, was caught creating multiple loans using false information from the Check N’ Go on County Line Road in Menomonee Falls. She was charged last week with three counts of misdemeanor theft. She could face up to 2-1/4 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
Between July 2011 and October 2011, Jones issued four separate loans totaling $9,110. Each loan was issued without the consent of the actual person, and Jones was taking and utilizing false information. Two of the loans were also issued to individuals who were deceased, other individuals didn’t even exist.
The loans came to the attention of management after some went delinquent, and it was also discovered that Jones had approved loans for two individuals who were not qualified to receive the amount of money they did. Surveillance footage revealed that many of the loans were approved with no one else in the office except for Jones.
Jones told police that she had been written up by Check N’ Go for a customer complaint, and that she “no longer cared.” She used the money from some of the fraudulent loans to pay bills, and provided some money to her niece. Jones told police she was making payments on the loan issued to her niece.
She felt “guilty” and “bad”, but told police she didn’t think the crime was too bad if she was paying the loan.