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Woman gets jail sentence for forging check

By CHRISTINE L. PRATT Staff Writer Published: March 18, 2017 5:00 AM

MILLERSBURG -- A Parma Heights woman was sentenced Thursday, March 2, to six months in jail for admittedly forging a check stolen from her ex-boyfriend.

Regina Capobianco, 48, of 6209 Melwood Ave., previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a single count of forgery. In exchange for her guilty plea, two related charges of theft were dismissed by the state.

Because of a bond violation, Capobianco already has spent 103 days, for which she was given credit, in the Holmes County Jail.

She also was ordered to pay full restitution, all court costs and the fees and expenses of her court-appointed attorney.

Once her restitution is paid, Judge Robert Rinfret said he would approve a request for furlough to tend to a pending criminal matter in the Cleveland area.

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The local charges stem from a June 21 incident. That's when Campobianco reportedly took two checks from her ex-boyfriend. One of those checks she forged and wrote out to herself, for a total of $250, according to Holmes County Assistant Prosecutor F. Christopher Oehl.

While Capobianco has a criminal history, she's not been convicted of a felony for 11 years.

Previously, Capobianco told Rinfret 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.

Reporter Christine Pratt can be reached at 330-674-5676 or cpratt@the-daily-record.com.


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