Champaign woman gets probation in check scheme

Champaign woman gets probation in check scheme

URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted taking part in a scheme to steal electronics from a campus store has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Marvel Yarbrough, 23, who listed an address in the 400 block of North Neil Street, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted forgery in connection with a Feb. 27 incident at the Illini Media Tech Center, 512 E. Green St., C.

Store employees realized that several different people had used checks with identical routing and account numbers to buy computers, headphones and iPads.

Champaign police did a court-ordered search of Yarbrough's home and found cash, torn-up checks, blank checks, computers and a printer.

As part of her sentence, Yarbrough was ordered to pay her part of $6,016 in restitution to the computer store along with two co-defendants who have already pleaded guilty to forgery for sentences of probation.

In exchange for her plea, other charges of burglary and forgery were dismissed.

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