MILLERSBURG -- A Parma Heights woman recently admitted to forging a check stolen from her ex-boyfriend.
Regina Capobianco, 48, of 6209 Melwood Ave., pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a single count of forgery. Two related charges of theft were dismissed by the state.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 2, at which time she faces up to one year in prison.
The charges stem from a June 21 incident when Capobianco took two checks from her ex-boyfriend.
One she forged and wrote out to herself, for a total of $250, according to Assistant Prosecutor F. Christopher Oehl.
While Capobianco has a criminal history, she's not been convicted of a felony for 11 years.
She said she'd been in recovery for several years, until her mother died.
She said that led her back to her ex-boyfriend and caused her to resume drinking.
Capobianco remains incarcerated; Judge Robert Rinfret said he would consider granting her work release, providing her with the opportunity to pay restitution while awaiting sentencing.
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