Gina Wooten, a paralegal in Georgia has been indicted on federal charges of bank fraud and theft of government funds. She is accused of forging signatures on federal bankruptcy checks, as well as stealing offical checks from the bankruptcy trustee.
Wooten worked for attorney Edward Smith when she allegedly committed the fraud, from July 2004 through August 2006. It is alleged that she forged signatures on checks from the federal bankruptcy trustee, and then deposited them into a bank account she shared with her son.
The theft totals more than $110,000, and if convicted, Wooten could face up to 30 years in federal prison just on the bank fraud charges.