DEA Officer Sentenced to Two Years for Fraud

     (CN) – A former DEA officer was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for issuing herself 32 bogus credit cards she used to defraud banks of $113,000.
     Keenya Meshell Banks, 41, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was a program manager, with power to approve and issue government credit cards to DEA employees. She admitted that she got at least 32 fraudulent credit cards in the names of bogus DEA employees, and used them with withdraw $113,841 from JPMorgan Chase ATM machines in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
     One of the fraudulent credit cards was in the name of a real DEA employee, prosecutors said. It was unclear whether that was the one that led to her arrest.Banks pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud. She also was ordered to pay $113,841 in restitution.

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