NY Woman Sentenced to Jail for Forgery in Potter County

COUDERSPORT – A New York woman has been sentenced to jail in Potter County after pleading guilty to one count of Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing(F2).

On Wednesday, February 8, Judge Stephen Minor sentenced Kathleen G. Morris, of Andover, NY to 3 1/2 to 12 months in jail.

Morris was charged after admitting  to police in 2009 that she stole another woman’s checkbook and began writing checks with it. Morris was charged in Pennsylvania after writing a check to Genesee Hardware in the amount of $163.78.

It was later determined that Morris stole the checkbook from a storage shed.

Morris also faces similar charges in New York for writing checks from the same account to Giant Foods.

In addition to jail time, Morris was ordered to pay $248.78 in restitution, $300 in fines, and $25 per month in supervision fees. She was also ordered to make a donation to the Food Bank in lieu of 20 hours community service, and subject to mandatory DNA testing at her expense of $250.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney David Ross. Morris was represented by Public Defender Brent Petrosky. Trooper Chad Savannah was the arresting officer.


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