Laramie Woman Pleads Guilty to Felony Forgery
A Laramie woman accused of writing and cashing checks on an elderly family member's account without their permission pleaded guilty Monday in Albany County District Court.
Angela Krei, 24, admitted to one count of felony forgery as part of a plea agreement. The prosecution agreed to recommend probation at the sentencing hearing.
Krei now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to court documents, the victim told a Laramie Police officer that Krei had written and cashed checks on the victim's account without authorization. The victim also said she was missing two checkbooks from two different accounts.
According to the affidavit, the police officer found five checks that were not written by authorized users of the account in question.
The affidavit says Loaf N Jug video surveillance shows Krei filling out a check at the counter on Oct. 14, 2015. Police say Krei admitted that she did not have authorization to sign the victim's checks.
Krei said in court Monday that she didn't think about what might happen if she got caught.
"You thought about it when you forged a senile old lady's name on the signature line," said District Court Judge Jeffrey Donnell. "Don't tell me you didn't think about it."
Krei's sentencing hearing will be scheduled upon completion of the presentence investigation report.