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Lakewood man off to prison for bank fraud

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm |
November 30, 2007 10:11 pm

Lakewood resident Jehoshua Sean Kilen was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of bank fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported in a news release Friday.

Kilen, a former employee of KeyBank, used insider information to identify inactive accounts that still had money in them. Some of the accounts were inactive because the customer had died, according to the release.

Kilen, 27, would transfer money from the inactive accounts into accounts he could withdraw cash from, federal authorities said. All told, he got away with $138,000 before getting caught.

The long arm of the law caught up with him in California in February and pleaded guilty in May in Tacoma.

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