Two Ashburn residents sentenced in check fraud case

ALBANY, Ga. — After pleading guilty to embezzling about $750,000 in U.S. Treasury checks and identity theft, 31-year-old Trina L. Sutton and 21-year-old Tawanda Chandler are headed to prison for 7.25 years, stated a U.S. Department of Justice report.

The Ashburn residents also will face three years supervised release and payment of more than $315,ooo in restitution to Albany's MSN Convenience Store and Douglas' Joe's Check Cashing, the report added.

The report also stated that two other co-defendants, Joseph McCoy and Emmanuel Holley remain in custody and await sentencing in connection with these crimes.

The investigation was conducted by the Secret Service, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Crane Prosecuted and U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands in Albany pronounced sentence according to a plea agreement.


Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure they were leases with rented rims.


paymyownway 3 years, 1 month ago

Restitution should match the amount embezzled and the prison sentence is not sufficient for the crime.


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