Eagle County judge finds probable cause for 17 of 18 bank scam charges | SummitDaily.com

Eagle County judge finds probable cause for 17 of 18 bank scam charges

Judge Paul Dunkelman found that probable cause exists to support 17 of the 18 theft and fraud charges filed against Cynthia Johnson during a preliminary hearing Friday in Eagle County District Court.

The charges, including one under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, are in connection with a coordinated bank scam in western Colorado in 2015, District Attorney Bruce Brown announced in a news release.

Johnson, who is also known as Jacquelyn Murray, was charged in connection with her involvement in a racketeering conspiracy involving theft through a credit card scam perpetrated on western slope banks in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Summit counties in September and October. If convicted on the racketeering charge, Johnson faces a mandatory 96-year prison term.

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