Nelnet employee accused of misusing customer info

Federal prosecutors have charged a Nelnet [National Education Loan Network] employee with fraud after she allegedly used customers’ information to apply for personal loans.

Jovita D. Benford, 23, of Lincoln was charged with unauthorized computer access Monday in U.S. District Court.

A screen recording of her computer by Nelnet found she completed pre-paid credit card applications and various online loan applications using at least two Nelnet customers’ information, according to court documents.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General investigated, and the Nebraska U.S. Attorney’s Office filed the charges.

Read more on Lincoln Journal Star.

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