Former Hardin bank employee pleads guilty to fraud

A former bank employee from Hardin County has pleaded guilty to bank fraud involving more than $300,000, according to a news release from David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

William T. Hernandez, then an employee of PNC Investments, switched money from the accounts of two elderly women and then wrote himself cashier's checks, according to a news release and court records.

The fraud occurred between October 2006 and October 2010.

Hernandez, 41, of Radcliff, faces up to 30 years in prison, according to the indictment. He also is responsible for restitution to the victims and the bank, which will total more than $400,000, according to the news release.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in September.