Leah Mims, 31, of Georgia

A Georgia woman was sentenced to five years in prison after she pleaded guilty to identity theft for stealing over $10,000 from a bank in Woodstock.

Leah Mims, 31, of Stockbridge, Georgia, was indicted in July 2020 on four counts of forgery, a Class 3 felony, and two counts of identity theft, a Class 2 felony.

In November 2019, Mims knowingly delivered numerous forged checks to the Advia Credit Union in Woodstock, a grand jury indictment said.

The five checks were purported to have been made out by other people and they were in the amounts of $2,000, $2,000, $2,250, $2,000 and $1,980, totaling $10,230.

Mims also used the driver’s license of one of the identity theft victims to fraudulently obtain money from the credit union, the indictment said.

A judge issued an arrest warrant for Mims.

Mims was arrested this past February by the Fond Du Lac County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin and transported to the McHenry County Jail.

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Mims pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft, a Class 2 felony, on Thursday. All other charges were dismissed by prosecutors.

Mims was also indicted on additional charges of forgery and identity theft but those were also dismissed as part of her plea deal.

A judge sentenced Mims to five years in prison with one year of mandatory supervised release.

Mims will also be required to pay $624 in court fines and fees and $10,230 in restitution to Advia Credit Union.