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Former WV bank VP pleads guilty to bank fraud

635792844863443850-Bill-PullenA former vice president of Mechanics Bank in Water Valley, William J. Pullen, pleaded guilty this afternoon before a federal judge in Greenville. Sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a completed pre-sentencing report.

Court records show Pullen was a loan officer and would issue loans and lines of credits in the names of unsuspecting bank customers and took out at least $1.3 million in other people’s names.

Read the EAGLE Friday for the complete story.