Former Swainsboro banker pleads guilty to bank fraud

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Jason McMillan, 45, of Swainsboro, entered a guilty plea to bank fraud in federal court.

McMillan, a former commercial loan officer at a Chatham County bank, faces up to 30 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines after admitting to obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent loans.

According to investigators, in July 2009, McMillan used someone else’s identity without their knowledge or authorization to obtain a commercial loan for $187,000.

McMillan, in the following four years, made interest payments on the loan and completed renewal applications to obtain additional loan amounts of $160,000, $157,000, and $250,000.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a plea agreement attributes $200,271 in fraudulently obtained funds that McMillan converted for his personal use. The bank discovered the fraud during an internal investigation.

According to the plea agreement, McMillan will pay $112,430.32 in restitution and consent to an order prohibiting him from future employment as a banker.

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