Former bank vice president pleads guilty to fraud

A former Colonial Bank vice president tearfully admitted to forging names on loans that put the bank out thousands of dollars.

Gina Mitchelle Carroll, 37, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to bank fraud — a charge that warrants a maximum of 30 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Flanagan said Carroll forged the names of a man incarcerated for murder and a woman who was his guarantor in 2003 and 2004. All the money has since been repaid by Carroll.

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