Craig woman pleads guilty to forgery

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A woman arrested last year on forgery charges after 20 fake $100 bills were used at local retailers pleaded guilty Tuesday to forgery.

Sandra L. Gallosa, 32, of Craig, pleaded guilty in 14th Judicial District Court on Tuesday to two counts of felony possession of a forged instrument and driving with a revoked license.

The guilty plea was part of an agreement with prosecutors that stipulates Gallosa will spend 100 days in jail and have the felony charges erased from her record in two years.

Gallosa also will be required to pay an undetermined amount of restitution.

"It won't be significant," Deputy District Attorney Michael Stern said of the restitution.

Chief Judge Michael O'Hara scheduled Gallosa's sentencing for June 20.

Gallosa was the third person arrested in December after a rash of counterfeit bills was used at area stores.

A week before Gallosa's arrest, police arrested Raymond Malley Siqueiros, 19, of Craig, and Aaron Gallegos, 18, of Olathe, on forgery charges after a raid at a home on Third Street.

Siqueiros plea--d----ed guilty to un----authorized use of a financial transaction in March. Earlier this month, a judge sentenced Siqueiros to four years of probation. Before his sentencing, Siqueiros had been in jail for more than four months.

Gallegos pleaded not guilty to possession of tools used to commit forgery last week. He is scheduled to go to trial in October.

Officers pulled over Gallosa in December because her driver's license had been revoked, and police saw her driving, police said at the time.

Officers reported finding stolen checks and counterfeit money in the car Gallosa was driving.

The counterfeit bills officers said they found were of the same low quality as the bills seized when Siqueiros and Gallegos were arrested, police said.

Gallosa and Gallegos posted bond and were released from jail shortly after their arrests.

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