Defendant Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Felon in Possession of a Firearm | USAO-NDOK
Calvin Johnson, also known as “Lakeshia Johnson” and “Keyshia Johnson”, pleaded guilty to two criminal cases this morning after guilty of wire fraud and possession of a gun as a convicted criminal, US attorney Trent Shores said.
37-year-old Johnson from Tulsa pleaded guilty to U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell, who set the sentence for May 26, 2021.
“Calvin Johnson used a position as a contractor in a bank call center to defraud and steal from customers,” said US attorney Trent Shores. “Technology rarely offers the ambiguity that criminals hope for, and this case was no different. The diligent work of the FBI and law enforcement efforts of U.S. Assistant Attorney Rick Cella caught this white collar criminal. “
In the plea agreement, Johnson admitted that she worked at Alorica, a call center contractor for Ally Bank, from February to October 2018. As part of the assignment, Johnson had access to Ally Bank customer accounts and account information. Johnson developed and executed a program to defraud Ally Bank and its customers by using their account access to transfer funds to accounts it owns or controls to fund their own personal expenses. As part of the program, she arranged for $ 7,000 to be transferred from an Ally Bank client account to an account she controlled at City National Bank.
After Johnson was charged with wire fraud, he was found by law enforcement in Indiana on September 2, 2020 in possession of a 45 caliber pistol and a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. In the plea agreement, Johnson admitted that she was convicted of robbery in September 2004; Because of this, she understood that she illegally owned the firearms officers found on her on September 2, 2020.
The FBI conducted the investigation. US Assistant Attorney Richard M. Cella is pursuing the case.