- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - An employee at a Watford City accounting firm accused of participating in an oil patch fraud scheme is facing a felony charge.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 38-year-old Hannah Lloyd is charged in state court with theft of property. Authorities say she funneled more than $57,300 from the Watford City Park District by using a fake employee’s name, two bank accounts and a limited liability company.

Another employee at the firm, Rene Johnson, is charged in federal court with mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements. Johnson allegedly offered doubled returns for investors on a high-risk loan for Kingdom Dynamics Enterprise, a company that dealt with a man convicted of ordering the killings of two business associates.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Lloyd.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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