Homewood woman charged with bank fraud, identity theft

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A former bank teller was charged Wednesday with bank fraud and identity theft.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Lashonda McIntyre, 27, of Homewood, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday with three counts of bank fraud and aggrevated identity theft.

Vance said from mid-September 2007 through mid-November 2007, McIntyre, a former teller at Regions Bank, accepted and cashed 34 counterfeit money orders and travelers checks totaling $15,270, in someone else's name, and used the proceeds for herself and others.

If convicted, McIntyre could face 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.