- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a western Alabama banker has been charged in a fraud scheme.

Officials said Tuesday that Area President of Trustmark National Bank John Kevin Vann has been charged with identity theft, possession of a forged instrument and theft of property in the scheme. Authorities say Vann is accused of taking out a loan at the bank in Centreville in the name of a Tuscaloosa businessman.

Bibb County District Attorney Jim Ransom tells the Tuscaloosa News additional loans may have been taken out in the customer’s name that were repaid with other loans. Bank officials say they’re cooperating in the investigation.

Authorities say 53-year-old Vann is free on $75,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has an attorney and a message left for him wasn’t immediately returned.

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