Johnson County banker guilty of bank fraud

06/25/2014 8:58 PM

06/25/2014 9:21 PM

An Olathe man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to bank fraud committed while he worked as a senior vice president of Farmer’s Bank & Trust of Overland Park.

Michael W. Yancey, 55, admitted to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on a loan application, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

According to court documents, Yancey and a commercial customer of the bank misrepresented the purchase price of a property in Basehor as $1.1 million in order to obtain a bank loan for $825,000. That allowed them to skirt a requirement that the loan not exceed 75 percent of the purchase price. The property was actually purchased for $850,000, meaning the loan amounted to 97 percent of the price.

Yancey was ordered to surrender his passport. A sentencing date will be set later.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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