An Ohio community banking company that says it was the victim of fraud by a former executive and a former customer reported it lost $3.9 million in the third quarter, compared with earnings of $1.6 million a year earlier.

The $376.2 million-asset Belmont Bancorp in Bridgeport said last week that it added $5.8 million to its loan-loss provision and charged off $2.8 million of loans in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. It now has $10 million of reserves against potential loan problems.

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