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Guilty plea in check-snatching scam

Prosecutors say a Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for cashing stolen D.C. and federal treasury checks.

Twenty-six-year-old Annternet Howard of Hyattsville, Md., entered the plea on Tuesday and agreed to pay more than $12,000 in restitution.

She will be sentenced on Dec. 10.

According to evidence at the plea hearing, Howard cashed at least eight stolen checks using fake IDs.

In exchange for cashing the checks, an accomplice paid Howard a part of the checks' face value.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 8, 2010; 7:39 AM ET
Categories:  Cons & Scams , From the Courthouse , Pr. George's  
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