The former manager of a Key Bank Branch in Paul pleaded guilty this week to defrauding clients.  30 year old Monica Barajas entered a guilty plea to a single count of illegal data processing in a bank computer system.

She was originally charged in 2009 for allegedly taking nearly $20,000 dollars from fraudulent bank loans that she took out in a client’s name.  For her guilty plea Barajas agreed to a five year maximum sentence with two years fixed.  She is scheduled for sentencing in December where she could also face fines and restitution.