The investigation revealed that the defendants took about 200 completed mortgage applications and had changed some pending loan applications to look as though the customer had withdrawn their application, the lawsuit said.
Huntington claims the defendants immediately began contacting Huntington customers to convince them to switch to MVB -- including one customer who allegedly moved a more than $1 million mortgage to MVB.
Huntington said the defendants all signed confidentiality and noncompete documents during their employment.
The bank requested a trial by jury and is suing for an unspecified amount of damages.
The defendants are represented by Jacqueline Sikora, who did not respond in time for this report. MVB declined to comment.
Huntington Bank spokesman Bill Eiler released the following statement: "As soon as Huntington uncovered the incident, the bank notified the appropriate regulatory and law enforcement agencies and began a complete internal investigation. The bank is contacting all customers whose infor mation was affected. All customers with mortgage applications in process have been called by the appropriate mortgage representatives. We will continue to cooperate fully with the proper authorities."
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