The United States Attorney’s Office says that former bank officer 38 year old Brian Joe Cox, of Charleston was sentenced on Friday, the 11th to 51 months on one felony count of Bank Fraud. Cox admitted in August that in March, 2015 a customer of Focus Bank contacted him in an effort to obtain a business loan in the amount of $85,000. On August 22nd, 2014 he contacted another bank loan customer, asking them to borrow $85,000 from Focus Bank and give that money to Cox. The customer went to a Bank teller and presented the check to a teller requesting payment of $85,000 in cash. The investigation revealed three other victims who agreed to the same conduct. The total amount of misapplied loans received by Cox amounted to $335,000.