Riverview Man Accused of Defrauding Credit Unions
He falsified information on loan applications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
TAMPA – A Riverview man has been indicted on charges that he mad false statements to federally insured credit unions, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Richard E. Bowe, 40, of Riverview, was charged with four counts of making false statements to federally insured credit unions. If convicted, Bowe faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The total involved is alleged to be about $96,184.
According to the indictment, between January and early March 2015, Bowe sought a number of loans from credit unions. In his loan applications, he falsely indicated that he was employed by the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a deputy inspector general, and that he was earning a monthly salary in excess of $14,000. Bowe also falsified information about his military service and VA benefits.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Tampa Police Department, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Office of Inspector General, and the Defense Criminal Investigation Service.
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