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Springfield woman pleads guilty to fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (03/15/2017) A Springfield woman could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on March 15 to multiple forms of fraud. Passing a forged check, credit card fraud and stealing mail from at least 40 victims in three different counties, are among the felonies that could put 29-year-old Lisa Beatrice Gee behind federal bars.

Gee admitted that she was in possession of stolen mail from Greene, Christian and Polk counties for several months throughout last year. Along with the mail, Gee also said that she took checks, credit cards, social security cards and even personal identification cards that belonged to her mail victims.

Gee was taken into custody on March 17, 2016 by authorities. At the time, Gee was using the stolen material to engage in criminal activity such as forgery of checks and credit card fraud. She admitted to mailing an altered check through two different people in order to make it payable to a third person, depositing the money in that person’s bank account and later withdrawing the money in the form of cash.

According to federal statutes, Gee is likely to face up to 30 years in a federal penitentiary without parole. A sentence hearing will be scheduled following the completion of an investigation by the United States Probation Office.

 




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