Liberty Woman Given Probation, For Financial Violations

BEATRICE – A Liberty woman will spend two years on probation for financial violations, in Gage County.

31-year-old Kristy Forke was sentenced in Gage County District Court, after being convicted of attempted forgery, attempted unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of a financial transaction device.

Two felonies against Forke were reduced to misdemeanors in exchange for her guilty pleas.

District Judge Rick Schreiner said there was little criminal history involving Forke.

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Forke was ordered to pay restitution to the victim of her crimes, totaling $1,757.  She’s also required to pay court costs of $149.   Judge Schreiner considered the option of house arrest in the case.

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Forke’s attorney, Leslie Remus, said her client is planning to obtain her G-E-D and is looking for employment.

Forke was arrested after Wymore Police investigated a case in which a check on another man’s account had been used 37 times at a Wymore business tele-check machine to create an electronic funds transfer.  Forke had used the check at the business where she was employed.  Police used in-store camera footage to aid in the investigation.

Authorities said surveillance on October 25th of last year, showed Forke taking the check out of her wallet, running it through the tele-check machine, taking money from the register, then putting both the money and check in her wallet.

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