Former lending director pleads guilty to bank fraud, aggravated ID theft
Kevin Robert Lee uses most of the stolen $800,000 to pay for in-app video games.
After Kevin Robert Lee admitted to embezzling more than $800,000 from the $222 million Florida State University Credit Union, prosecutors revealed new details about how the former lending director used the identity of a credit union colleague and college roommates to steal the money and spent more than half of it to pay for in-app video games.
Lee, 35, of Tallahassee pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to 25 felony counts of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft from a lending institution and filing false tax returns. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 22. For 20 counts of banks fraud, the maximum sentence is 30 years, a two-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for one count of aggravated ID theft, a maximum of 30 years for one count of theft and a maximum of three years for three counts of filing a false tax return.
Starting in June 2014, Lee used the name, date of birth, and Social Security number of the president of the Tallahassee Chapter of Credit Unions to open a second account. For that group, Lee was the treasurer.
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