Woman convicted on forgery of checks

Published 10:56 am Sunday, April 2, 2017

A 34-year-old Austin woman was sentenced on a gross misdemeanor charge of check forgery on Friday in Mower County District Court.

Anne Nicole Hammero was sentenced to a year in jail but will only serve two days, with 363 days stayed. She will serve the time on supervised probation and have credit for time served. She will also complete 100 hours of community service in lieu of a fine.

Hammero allegedly stole a pad of checks from her grandmother, writing more than $3,600 in forged checks. A video at a local store allegedly showed the defendant writing the checks.

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In another case on Friday in Mower County District Court, Joseph Perry White, 31, was given a year and a day in jail for fifth-degree drug possession, a felony. He was given credit for time served, of 213 days. The charge stems from a search of his residence in August 2016, when officers were investigating a forged check case.

Two other charges, having methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child, a felony, and possessing a small amount of marijuana, a petty misdemeanor, were dismissed.