The former mayor of the Utah County town of Cedar Hills, who resigned his post this week, is facing a federal bank fraud charge
Eric A. Richardson, 38, resigned Monday but did not state why he was doing so. On Wednesday a felony information was filed in federal court in Salt Lake City. It alleges he defrauded HeritageWest Credit Union by helping to file a vehicle loan application containing false information with the intention of skimming off some of it for other uses.
An information generally means a defendant agreed ahead of time to plead guilty. Richardson did not return a voice mail message, and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah declined comment.