Bank fraud is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, use of another person’s Social Security number is punishable by up to five years in prison and aggravated identity theft is punishable by a mandatory two-year prison term, which must be served consecutive to any other prison time, the release said.
Hudson, who has been held in the Butler County Jail since her Monday night arrest, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a detention hearing, the release said. The case is being prosecuted as part of the Justice Department’s elder fraud initiative. The department launched the National Elder Fraud Hotline in March to provide services to seniors who may be victims of financial fraud. The hotline’s toll free number is 833-FRAUD-11.