A 54-year-old Kansas City woman, friends and family members were sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a $650,000 bank fraud conspiracy.
Lisa L. Taylor, a former employee at UMB Bank, was sentenced Thursday to six years and six months in prison. In her role at the bank, she ordered checks written to herself and others.
She personally negotiated $96,793 in checks, prosecutors said. She also gave checks to others, who paid Taylor up to 40 percent of the proceeds.
Along with Taylor, 11 friends and family members pleaded guilty to participating.
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According to prosecutors, nine others were sentenced this week, including Kara L. Williams, 34, of Kansas City, to two years in prison and Shameeka N. Whitehead, 31, of Kansas City, to 18 months.
These defendants received sentences of jail time that they already had served: Rodney C. Austin, 49, of Kansas City; Roshana A. Franklin, 22, of Kansas City; Ralph Broadus, 60, of Kansas City; Stephen A. Combs, 28, of Olathe; Geoffrey N. King, 30, of Olathe; William D. Moore, 24, of Grandview; and Lakisha S. Weathers, 29, of Springfield, Mo.
Prosecutors said Antonio O. Malone, 26, and Johnnie L. Coleman, 53, both of Kansas City, pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.