Man indicted on bank fraud charges

A man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Greeneville for allegedly using another man’s Social Security card to obtain a driver’s license and then using the assumed identity to obtain a personal loan at the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union in Morristown, authorities say.

The panel indicted Michael Allen Fields on Sept. 1 for bank fraud, false use of a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. Fields waived his detention hearing in U.S. District Court on Friday, and will remain incarcerated until his case is adjudicated. He has until Dec. 24 to decide whether he wants to negotiate a plea deal or take his chances at trial.

Fields allegedly assumed the identity of a man named Rusty D. Mayberry, and based on the first three digits of Mayberry’s Social Security number then alleged victim was born in Ohio.

The bare-bones indictment, which was unsealed on Friday, does not identify the defendant by age or place of residence. The personal loan Fields obtained was for at least $1,000, according to the indictment.