Ottumwa Native Indicted on 14 Counts in Kansas


An Ottumwa native faces a lengthy prison sentence after receiving a 14-count federal indictment in Kansas.

According to multiple reports, Scott Anderson, an Ottumwa native and current resident of Lenexa, Kansas, has been indicted on charges of identity and wire fraud.

Anderson was involved in the running of several restaurants in Iowa and Kansas. In 2018, prosecutors allege Anderson lied on loan applications and impersonated business partners while receiving over $4 million in loans from the Small Business Association. Anderson defaulted on the loans, causing the SBA a loss of $2.8 million.

The indictment alleges Anderson forged the signatures of his business partners and used other employees to pose as his business partners on phone calls.

The indictment consists of four counts of false statements in loan applications, four counts of wire fraud, and six counts of aggravated identity theft.

Anderson faces decades in federal prison and at least $1 million in fines if convicted. Anderson’s attorneys say their client plans on entering a plea of not guilty.

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