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.
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.