Billings Woman Pleads Guilty to Investor Fraud
Federal charges were brought against 33 year old Angela Smith of Billings back in June of 2013.On Thursday, January 9th Smith pleaded guilty to bank fraud and wire fraud in front of Judge Susan Watters.
The crimes were committed in October of 2009. Smith admitted to applying for a home equity loan on a home that was in her husbands name. This act was done without his knowledge.
Smith said she forged paper work to obtain $27,300. Her plan was to use this money for personal use. Altana Federal Credit Union was the victim in this crime.
The wire fraud crime goes back to the fall of 2010 when Smith said she contacted several individuals to invest in a new business that would assist doctors, patients and insurance companies to clear up billing issues. She could spend up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines.
Angela Smith has not yet been charged for impersonating a nurse at Billings medical facilities, she was investigated for that crime last spring.