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A Clovis woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for multiple counts of identity theft, fraud, and forgery.

On November 2nd, 35 year-old Layota Gutierrez was found guilty by a Curry County Jury of two counts of theft of identity, five counts of forgery, two counts of fraud, and one count of conspiracy to theft of identity.

Back on October 11th, 2019, the Bank of Clovis notified the Clovis Police Department that Gutierrez opened an account with a forged check. An investigation followed and that's when authorities discovered Gutierrez had passed five forged checks, all signed by her.

Gutierrez with serve her 15 year sentence in the Department of Corrections.

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