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Elmsford Woman Convicted of Bank Fraud Conspiracy

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – An Elmsford woman was federally convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud with her sons and friend.

In White Plains federal court Thursday, Joyce Lewis, 58, was convicted of attempting to defraud National City Bank of over $1 million in 2004. Lewis was found by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas to have conspired with her two sons, Jason and Jamon, and friend Paulette Gabbidon, who all pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud.

For a five month stretch in 2004, Lewis submitted falsified property loan applications, each ranging from $150,000 to $350,000, and also submitted fabricated appraisals. The court case found that they illegally obtained money that was used to pay bills, purchase cars, and make down payments on other properties.

Lewis faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a maximum of $1 million in fines. Judge Karas sentenced Jason Lewis to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. Jamon Lewis and Gabbidon have not yet been sentenced.

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