A Davenport woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison in connection with an online counterfeit check scheme.
The U.S. attorney's office says Amy Cox was sentenced Tuesday in
U.S. District Court in Davenport after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. She also was ordered to pay more than $11,600 restitution.
Prosecutors say Cox admitted that in 2009 she agreed to receive
and create counterfeit checks and money orders in online chats
where she followed instructions from someone else.
Cox mailed counterfeit checks to victims who were solicited to cash checks. People who received the checks thought they were legitimate and would cash them and mail or wire the money to Cox or someone else.
In return, they were promised a percentage of the money.