Walter Kevin Scott, who resigned in mid-August as chief benefits officer at the $11 billion Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund, Indianapolis, was charged with fraudulent use of another persons Social Security number, according to Christina McKee, temporary acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Mr. Scott was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis and released without having to pay bail, subject to conditions, including a ban on his use of computers, she said. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
Mr. Scott was accused of using another persons Social Security number as his own in applying for the chief benefits officer position, enabling him to elude a criminal background check when he was hired last November. He was convicted in 1996 of federal bank fraud charges, involving his use of that same persons Social Security number, she said.
Indiana State Police and the U.S. Secret Service are still investigating, Ms. McKee added.