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Federal jury convicts Lubbock woman for fraud in connection with forged check

Octavia Lynn Anderson Octavia Lynn Anderson

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After less than 20 minutes of deliberation yesterday afternoon, a federal jury convicted Lubbock, Texas, resident, Octavia Anderson on one count of possessing and uttering a forged and counterfeited security, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Anderson, 39, of Lubbock, faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, restitution could be ordered. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. Anderson was taken into custody at the conclusion of the trial.

The government presented evidence at trial that Anderson lived at an address where a West Texas business, Lee Land & Cattle, had mailed, in error, a $12,153.98 lease payment check. Instead of forwarding the check to the correct recipient, Anderson took possession of the check, and accompanied a friend, co-defendant Vickie Tello, to a local check cashing business where the forged check was cashed. Tello, 39, also of Lubbock, pleaded guilty in January 2012 to one count of obstructing the mails. She testified for the government at trial and faces a maximum statutory sentence of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Her sentencing date has not yet been set.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Lubbock Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Roberts.

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