- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman federal prosecutors called one half of “the Bonnie and Clyde of counterfeit checks” should learn her fate soon.

That’s because testimony and other delays kept 32-year-old Jennifer MacVittie’s sentencing from being completed as scheduled Monday. It will continue Tuesday morning.

A federal judge in Pittsburgh last month sentenced her husband, Robert MacVittie, 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.

Prosescutors say Jennifer MacVittie used a phone to record customers in 20 states as they provided Social Security numbers to cash checks. The couple used that information to create counterfeit checks that Robert MacVittie cashed at other Wal-Marts.

Jennifer MacVittie’s attorney, Ryan Tutera, calls the “Bonnie and Clyde” description “a little bit over the top.”


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