A vegetable farmer who operated a produce business in Georgetown submitted false information on loan applications, a federal grand jury has charged.
The grand jury indicted William C. Thompson on charges of wire fraud, making false statements in applying for loans totaling more than $200,000, and using the identity of another person without authorization.
Thompson put his correct name, date of birth and address on loan documents at Central Kentucky Agricultural Credit Association in Paris in 2013, but used his son's Social Security number, the indictment alleged.
Thompson also gave the credit association tax returns with his name but his son's Social Security number, the indictment said.
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That allowed Thompson to conceal his credit history, the indictment said.
Some charges in the indictment carry a maximum sentence of 30 years. Thompson was indicted Thursday.
A federal grand jury heard the case because the credit association is part of the federal Farm Credit System.
Thompson could not be reached for comment.