Stephanie Meyer, 38, Simpsonville, South Carolina, was charged in a three-count Indictment with making false statements to financial institutions, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1014.
Meyer pled guilty in federal court last February 2009, to defrauding two banks by creating phantom balances with bogus checks. While on bond for that case, investigators allege that she submitted false documents to other banks in an effort to obtain money.
The maximum penalty Meyer could receive is a fine of $1,000,000.00 and imprisonment for thirty years.
United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins announced the charges. The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.
The United States Attorney stated that all charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.