Myrtle Beach woman pleads guilty to bank fraud charges

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach Woman has pleaded guilty Monday on bank fraud charges.

Jill Diane Brennan, 44, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Prosecutors said evidence presented at a change of plea hearing showed Brennan certified Verification of Deposit forms for employees at Dunes Mortgage while she was an employee at Bank of America. Brennan then certified the forms, which prosecutors said was used to help support loan applications.

Prosecutors said this was done in conjunction with Dunes Mortgage employee Darin Epps who had previously pled guilty to related charges. Epps admitted he added names to his personal account to make it appear barrower's had funds, when in fact they didn't.

Prosecutors said Brennan certified the Verification of Deposit forms to a Canadian bank on false loan packages valued at $1,364,500.

United States Attorney William N. Nettles said Brennan could receive a fine of $1 million and imprisonment for 30 years along with a special assessment of $100.

United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Florence accepted the plea. The judge said sentencing would not begin until he has reviewed a presentence report from the United States Probation Office.

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