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Bakersfield woman indicted for bank fraud, stole checks from mail

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Posted at 12:31 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 15:31:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield woman could face up to 30 years in prison now that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment for bank fraud.

According to officials, from August 20, 2017 to March 6, 2018 31-year-old Amanda Joy Nash allegedly stole checks from the mail and changed the payee names on them. Court records say that Nash then deposited those checks into her and an associates bank accounts.

If Nash is found guilty, she faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.