Women admit to check-cashing schemePublished 8:41am Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Two women in a suspected check-cashing scheme each pleaded guilty Monday in Mower County Court.
Lilly Ann Garcia, 25, and Irma Aide Sanchez, 28, both of Gordonsville, Minn., pleaded guilty to one count of felony check forgery in Mower County Court. Four additional check forgery charges against each woman were dismissed.
According to the court complaint, the women cashed checks through an intermediary with a check cashing business at his home in Austin. That victim reported both women to the police on July 21 after he became suspicious; he discovered his account had a negative balance of $8,000.
Police went to the victim’s home on July 21, where they confronted Sanchez about the checks. Sanchez called Garcia, who later arrived, asking if she was going to be arrested, according to the court complaint. Austin Police arrested both women and took them to the Law Enforcement Center.
From June 21 to July 19, the women reportedly cashed checks for $2,300, $5,800, $8,500 and $850 by using the victim. The checks were all from Bridley’s Auto in Glenville, Minn.
Both women will be sentenced on Aug. 2.