Pontotoc woman sentenced in check-forging case

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to forging checks of two elderly residents of an assisted living facility in New Albany.

The state attorney general's office says in a news release that 40-year-old Kimberly Gilleylen also was ordered to pay restitution of pay $1,570.

She was sentenced Tuesday by Union County Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Elliott.

Attorney General Jim Hood says an investigation by his office shows Gilleylen forged the checks while she was an employee at the assisted living facility.

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