A 56-year-old Great Bend man has pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud from when he worked as a loan officer at the Farmer’s Bank and Trust in Great Bend.
Brian W. Harrison was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months of home detention, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
Harrison has also been ordered to pay $124,000 in restitution and $50,000 in a personal forfeiture judgment.
In a news release issued by Grissom’s office, it indicated Harrison worked at the Great Bend bank from 2004 to 2012. He reviewed, approved and disbursed loans. He made false statements to the bank to hide poor-performing loans he’d made, and he falsified credit and loan applications, promissory notes and security agreements without giving debtors proper notice.
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Grissom commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program and Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith for helping solve the case.