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Hampton pleads guilty to forgery

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:51 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — A LaMoille woman has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of forgery.

Abigail Hampton, 26, entered her guilty plea on April 29 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich.

In addition to serving two and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, Hampton was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $477 and to make restitution in the amount of $200 within six months of her release from prison. She was given credit for time served in custody from March 15 through April 28.

On Sept. 3, 2013, Hampton entered the residence of a 73-year-old acquaintance, and while in the house, stole two checks from his checkbook. She wrote her name and an amount of $100 on one of the checks, endorsed the back of the check, and cashed it at a local bank, thus committing a forgery. At no time did she have the authority of the account holder. 

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