Crime & Courts

Former security guard charged with bank theft

A former security guard has been indicted in federal court, accused of stealing $80,000 from Bank of America, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday in a news release.

Jay H. Johnson, 23, of Wichita, is a former Loomis security guard. He is charged with one count of stealing $30,000 from Bank of America on Sept. 7, 2010, and one count of stealing $50,000 from Bank of America on Nov. 23, 2010. Both thefts took place in Sedgwick County.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Secret Service investigated the case.

A grand jury meeting in Wichita also returned the following indictments:

* Scott McAnich, 33, Wichita, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute about 100 kilograms of marijuana, one count of maintaining a residence — near 37th North and Tyler Road — for manufacturing and distributing controlled substances, one count of money laundering, and one count of bank fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2007 and 2008 in Sedgwick County.

The indictment also seeks a money judgment of $5 million, which represents the proceeds of the crimes.

* Carlos McStallworth, 39, Wichita, is charged with one count of bank fraud. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 12, 2007, in Sedgwick County.

The indictment alleges McStallworth submitted an application that contained false information for a $704,000 home loan on property in Wichita.

* Antonio Lucia, 35, Wichita, is charged with two counts of bank fraud and one count of identity theft. The alleged crimes occurred in 2009 and 2002 in Sedgwick County.

The indictment alleges Lucia applied for a loan of $197,600 for the purchase of a house in Wichita using a Social Security number that did not belong to him. It also alleges he applied for a loan of $67,000 to buy another house in Wichita using a Social Security number that did not belong to him.

* Gary E. Krause, 62, is charged with concealing assets in a bankruptcy. The crime is alleged to have occurred from Oct. 10, 2005, to Sept. 8, 2008, in Kansas.

* Phillip D. Clark, 32, Wichita, is charged with one count of forging $100, $50 and $20 bills, one count of possessing a counterfeit $20 bill, one count of passing counterfeit $100, $50 and $20 bills to purchase a 1988 Oldsmobile, one count of possessing a counterfeit $50 bill, and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in September and October 2010.

* Travis J. Fyler, 22, of Wichita, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and one count of possession with intent to distribute Hydrocodone. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from April 9, 2009, to March 1, 2010, in Sedgwick County.

* Bennie Cullison, 43, of Hutchinson, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of firearms after a felony conviction and one count of unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 10, 2010, in Reno County.

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