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Lexington County Woman Receives 14-month Sentence in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

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Lexington County Woman Receives 14-month Sentence in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A woman from Lexington County has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison. The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled today that 52-year-old Keisha Carroll Banks was guilty of wire fraud.

Details of the Crime

Banks was formerly an employee at Ridgeway Manor Health Care in Ridgeway. As part of her role, she had access to an account of Ridgeway Manor. This account included funds that were held for the residents of the facility.

It was stated in the court that the defendant had siphoned off some of these funds for her personal benefit. It is worth noting that some of the residents of Ridgeway Manor are classed as vulnerable adults.

The Sentencing

Presiding over the case, United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie sentenced Banks to 14 months imprisonment. The sentence will be followed by a three-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no provision for parole in the federal system. Besides the jail term, Banks is also ordered by the court to pay $58,544.61 in restitution.

Investigation and Prosecution

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Columbia Field Office and the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office Vulnerable Adult Medicaid Provider Fraud Unit were responsible for investigating this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Potterfield prosecuted the case. All the court proceedings took place at the U.S. Department of Justice, District of South Carolina.

Contact Information

For more information regarding this case, members of the media are encouraged to reach out to Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, at veronica.hill@usdoj.gov or on (803) 929-3000. Please note the case file updated on June 21, 2024.

Other Related Cases

In related news, other cases of fraud have been making headlines in South Carolina recently. A Greenville man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison after pleading guilty to threatening a federal judge. A Charlotte man has been sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for his involvement in a fraudulent real estate scheme. There have also been guilty pleas from three men involved in a scheme to defraud a chain of home improvement stores.


Lexington County Woman Receives 14-month Sentence in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

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