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Clovis woman gets 15 years for ID theft, forgery


Last updated 12/21/2021 at 5:09pm

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for charges of forgery, identity theft and fraud.

Latoya Gutierrez, 35, was found guilty in November of 10 charges in association with an investigation conducted in 2019.

According to a release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb, the investigation started when a Clovis bank notified police Gutierrez opened an account with a forged check. The investigation revealed five forged checks in total were signed by Gutierrez.

District Judge Drew Tatum presided over the trial, while Nicholas Rossi prosecuted for the state. Frank Rio served as defense counsel for Gutierrez. An attempt by The News to reach Rio for comment Tuesday was unsuccessful.


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