Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that KALEY WILLIAMS, age 29, of Daytona Beach, Florida and MICHELLE JACKSON, age 51, of Pompano Beach, Florida were sentenced this week on bank fraud charges. Williams, age 29, was sentenced to to 46 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release on one count of Bank Fraud. Jackson, age 51, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release on one count of Bank Fraud. Williams was ordered to pay victim restitution in the amount of $42,744. Jackson was ordered to pay $21,116 in victim restitution. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge, presided over the sentencing hearings in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
Williams and Jackson were part of a nationwide group known as the “Felony Lane Gang.” These individuals traveled from Florida to Arkansas and Iowa and the male co-conspirators broke into vehicles parked at fitness centers, day cares, trailheads and other areas, stealing checks, checkbooks, credit cards, driver’s licenses, and other means of identification. They would then forge the stolen checks making them payable to other individuals whose identification they had previously stolen. Using the stolen identification, the female members would then cash the forged checks by utilizing at drive-through windows at various banks. Other cells of the Felony Lane Gang have committed this fraud across the country.
Williams and Jackson were indicted in October 2019. Jackson entered a guilty plea December 2019. Williams entered a guilty plea in December 2019.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, and the Rogers, Fayetteville, Lowell, Springdale, Bentonville and Jonesboro Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.