Woman sentenced for making counterfeit checks after Muskogee bogus check investigation

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma says a Muskogee woman has been sentenced to 47 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to counterfeiting charges.

The office said Thursday that 27-year-old Taisha Chantil O'Brien was also ordered to pay about $5,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say O'Brien created and cashing counterfeit checks from banks in the district and elsewhere.

She was indicted last June following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service. She pleaded guilty in July.

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