Omaha Woman Gets Probation for Forged Checks

forgery(AP) — An Omaha woman has been given five years of probation and an order to pay restitution on forged payroll checks.

Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Tara Heitkamp was sentenced on Monday for making and possessing a forged security.

Prosecutors say Heitkamp was a bookkeeper at a real estate management company when she embezzled nearly $28,600. Prosecutors say she used a signature stamp to sign extra, unauthorized payroll checks to herself from 2007 through 2010.