URBANA — A Champaign woman who turned herself in last fall to face crimes she had committed more than seven years earlier has been sentenced to prison.
Assistant State's Attorney Duke Harris said Doris Peat, 49, whose last known address was in the 500 block of East Alabama Avenue, pleaded guilty in December to forgery for a bad check she wrote in July 2004.
Harris said police reports indicated Peat had passed somewhere between 15 and 20 bad checks at several businesses in Rantoul, Champaign and Urbana during 2004 and early 2005.
A warrant was issued for her arrest in January 2005. Harris said Peat moved to Texas after that but came back of her own accord last fall and turned herself in on two Champaign County forgery cases.
She pleaded guilty to one in December and was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Harry Clem to five years in prison with credit for 90 days served. Harris said she had several prior convictions for drug-related offenses and forgery, including three forgeries in Texas.
Under the terms of her plea agreement, she was also ordered to make restitution of $1,324 to Busey Bank.