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      Myrtle beach man sentenced for bank fraud

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced to almost two years in prison for his part in a bank fraud case on Friday.

      According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 39-year-old Joseph Robert Guernsey was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay back more than $140,000.

      Prosecutors showed Guernsey was involved in a two-year scheme to defraud various organizations of money by filing false loan applications totaling $1 million. He was the owner of Southern Auto Sales in Myrtle Beach at the time, the Attorney's office said.

      The FBI investigated the case.

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