Women sentenced in counterfeit check scheme

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana federal judge sent a Florida woman to prison, put a Michigan woman on probation and ordered both to pay restitution for cashing counterfeit checks in Baton Rouge in March 2013.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1jcTuw5) Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson sentenced 30-year-old Ashockie Lorissa Gambles, of Orlando, Florida, to 33 months in prison but gave her credit for the 14 months she has spent in jail since her arrest.

Jackson also ordered Gambles to pay more than $85,000 in restitution to two liquor stores, two convenience stores and a payday loan business.

Twenty-year-old Chynna Chanae Lacrell Pitts, of the Detroit area received probation for two years.

Jackson ordered her to pay more than $38,000 in restitution.

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