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Ex-bank worker faces indictment

A former Trustmark National Bank officer has been indicted onfederal fraud charges related an alleged scheme to take over$72,000 from the bank.

A former Trustmark National Bank officer has been indicted onfederal fraud charges related an alleged scheme to take over$72,000 from the bank.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Kevin Laird ofattempted to take money from the bank during a period from Aug. 1,1999 to Oct. 31, 1999. The federal grand jury indictment was filedMarch 21, said a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Laird “used his position as an officer of Trustmark to makefraudulent loans and deposit the proceeds of those loans into hisown account and convert them to his own use and benefit,” courtofficials said.

An arraignment date for Laird has not been set. A trial datewill be during during arraignment proceedings.