BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Kentucky woman charged in a
bank fraud scheme that began in Montana and spread to several other
states has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
Patience D. Isaacs, of McKee, Ky., was given a 27-month prison
term and must pay $55,000 in restitution. She and her co-defendant,
Kevin J. Dixon of California, were arrested Dec. 2, 2007. However,
federal charges against Dixon in Montana were dismissed.
Prosecutors say that in September 2007, Isaacs and another
person began the credit card and cash advance scheme at 11 banks in
the Bozeman and Livingston areas. Banks in Montana lost more than