Oklahoma woman pleads guilty on forgery charges

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OKLAHOMA – A Oklahoma woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to forgery and tax charges.

Christi Bender-Anthony, 37, of Glenpool, entered pleas of guilty before U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell to one count of making, uttering and possessing a forged security and one count of subscribing a false tax return.

According to court documents, from 2010 to 2012, while employed as an office manager at Process Products & Service Co., Bender-Anthony forged over 100 company checks for her own benefit, resulting in a loss of over $300,000.

In addition, Bender-Anthony admitted to the court that she filed false federal tax returns for the years 2010, 2011, and 2012 by knowingly failing to report the income she obtained by means of the checks she forged.

Bender-Anthony admitted that she owed over $100,000 in taxes as a result.

Bender-Anthony faces maximum terms of imprisonment of ten years on the forgery charge and three years on the tax charge, in addition to possible fines. The sentencing date has been scheduled for July 2, 2014.