LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls woman faces as long as seven years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to masterminding a forged-check operation last year.
Tasheen N. Dillard, 33, of Cedar Avenue, admitted to third-degree grand larceny in an operation that netted between $40,000 and $50,000, Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said. Dillard will be sentenced May 29 by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.
No restitution will be required. Scalzo said, “The civilian victims have been made whole by their banks.” Using account information gleaned by stealing checks from mailboxes, Dillard printed up bogus checks and deposited them. Four other persons previously pleaded guilty to various charges and are awaiting sentencing.
They are Shana L. Wallace, 24, of Lockport; Demetrius M. Davis, 33, of Niagara Falls; Akeyta M. Fambo, 29, of Buffalo; and Krystal H. Pesoncko, 22, of Johnson City.