A Jacksonville girl who abused the belief of her widowed 86-year-old stepfather by forging his identify on a number of paperwork was sentenced to 5 years in jail Thursday throughout a listening to earlier than 2nd Judicial District Decide R. Chris Day.
Rona Humphrey – also called Rona Inexperienced – was charged with 34 counts of forgery. She moreover acquired an two-year jail sentence for possession of managed substance, based on a launch from the Cherokee County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
“As an agent of the federal government, it’s my responsibility to guard the property of the residents of Cherokee County,” mentioned Davis.
Based mostly on a case compiled in 2017-78 by Brent Dickson – a Cherokee County sheriff’s workplace detective who just lately was appointed sheriff of the county – assistant District Legal professional Jonathan Richey advised the courtroom that Humphrey, 54, cashed checks, took out payday loans and obtained dental take care of herself, later admitting the forgeries to brokers investigating the case.
In delivering his sentence Day mentioned that crimes dedicated towards the aged and towards kids trigger him nice concern, warranting larger punishment due to the weak nature of those residents, the discharge said.
Humphrey, who was represented by Allen Ross of Jacksonville represented the defendant, additionally was ordered to pay $33,000 in restitution to the sufferer.