Ellsworth woman convicted of defrauding credit unionAn Ellsworth woman was convicted of felony fraud against a financial institution at a plea hearing April 14.
An Ellsworth woman was convicted of felony fraud against a financial institution at a plea hearing April 14.
Sommer L. Robbins, 29, N3815 County C, withdrew a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and was convicted of one felony count. A sentencing hearing was set for June 15.
Felony charges of fraud against the same institution in two other cases were read into the record for restitution and dismissed.
The criminal complaint said that on three different occasions in April 2008 Robbins deposited fraudulent checks into an account at WESTconsin Credit Union in River Falls in the amount of $8,600 and withdrew some $3,100 in cash.
She claimed the checks were payment for an insurance settlement on one occasion and the result of an inheritance on another. The checks were ultimately dishonored, and Robbins failed to make restitution.