July 31, 2008
BRIEF: Prison for Woman Who Forged DA’s Name As Part ID Theft Ring
By Pamela Manson, The Salt Lake Tribune
Jul. 31--A Utah woman who admitted forging checks using business names she picked from the phone book has been sentenced to 70 months in a federal prison for bank fraud and identity theft.
Coppolino and seven others were accused last year in a federal indictment of creating at least 83 counterfeit checks -- using computer software -- that were cashed at Salt Lake City area businesses. Charges were dismissed against one, while the other defendants pleaded guilty and received prison terms ranging up to 36 months.
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