Former Louisville mortgage broker pleads guilty to identity theft
Former mortgage broker Brett Howard pleaded guilty Monday to one count of aggravated identify theft and 19 counts of bank fraud for using customers’ stolen credit card numbers on a spending spree that included luxury purchases.
Under a plea agreement, the government agreed to drop 18 counts of identity theft and recommend the lowest sentence under federal guidelines.
Howard, 22, who worked for HomeQuest Mortgage Network, faces a minimum sentence of two years in prison. He also agreed to pay $15,996 in restitution.
Read more in the Courier-Journal.