- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say was one half of “the Bonnie and Clyde of counterfeit checks” won’t learn her fate for some time.

That’s because Tuesday’s sentencing for 32-year-old Jennifer MacVittie was postponed after her attorney told the court she’s been hospitalized for diabetes.

Her husband, 35-year-old Robert MacVittie, was sentenced last month to 34 months in prison for cashing $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks using personal information stolen by peeking over the shoulders of hundreds of Wal-Mart customers.

Prosecutors say the couple lined up behind customers trying to cash payroll checks at “dozens and dozens” of Wal-Mart stores in 20 states and recorded them providing their Social Security numbers. The couple used that information to create counterfeit checks they cashed at other Wal-Marts.

A new sentencing date wasn’t immediately scheduled.



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