MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 7, 2013

City woman sentenced in counterfeit check scam case


— Phoenix staff report



A Muskogee woman was sentenced Thursday in federal court to almost four years in prison for a counterfeit check scam.

Taisha Chantil O’Brien, 27, was sentenced to 47 months in a federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess and utter a counterfeit security, according to a media release.

She was also ordered to pay $5,127.66 in restitution.

The release stated O’Brien would use computers to create counterfeit checks of various businesses and would cash the checks at various banks.  

O’Brien was arrested Feb. 3, 2012, after police spotted her allegedly burglarizing a home in the 900 block of South B Street.

She was charged in Muskogee County District Court six days later with 16 counts of possession of forged instruments, second-degree burglary and possession of contraband by an inmate.

O’Brien allegedly possessed $1,684 while in the Muskogee County/City Detention Center  after being arrested.

O’Brien is on the state’s docket for a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. on March 28.