Local Man Faces Federal Fraud, ID Theft Charges

PADUCAH, KY – A western Kentucky man is facing multiple charges after an indictment in U.S. District Court last month.

Court documents from the U.S. District Court’s Western Kentucky District, obtained by West Kentucky Star, show that Corey A. Thorson of Marshall County was indicted September 13, and charged with one count of bank fraud and five counts of aggravated identity theft. He posted $50,000 bond after being arrested a couple of days later.

The indictment says Thorson used personal information of five different people “to apply for and obtain vehicle loans from State Farm Bank, and used the proceeds,” for himself and his family. The loans totaled approximately $150,000.

A person with knowledge of the situation told West Kentucky Star that Thorson had access to personal information belonging to several members of the same family through his insurance job. He allegedly used that information on loan applications, then cashed the checks when the loans were approved.

A State Farm agent in Paducah confirmed Tuesday that Thorson worked in that office for less than two years. The crimes for which Thorson is charged allegedly took place between May and November 2014.

Thorson almost had his bond revoked a few days later after an unspecified violation of terms of his release, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Lanny King instead decided to impose more conditions on his continued release.

Thorson was appointed a public defender by Judge King. A person from attorney Donald Meier’s office in Louisville said he would not comment on the case.

Court documents don’t indicate Thorson’s next court date.


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