PONCHATOULA WOMAN CHARGED WITH MAKING, UTTERING, AND
POSSESSING FORGED CHECKS
CYNTHIA H. ROGERS, age 53, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count Bill of Information with making, uttering, and possessing forged checks of an organization, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the bill of information, from on or about December 14, 2010, and continuing to on or about April 12, 2011, ROGERS made, uttered and possessed approximately twenty-one forged checks belonging to Home Finders International, Inc., drawn on the rental trust account number x6000 at Whitney National Bank.
ROGERS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the New Orleans Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.
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