Stone County woman sentenced in case of first degree forgery and theft

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A Stone County woman has been sentenced to five years in prison and twelve months in the county jail after pleading guilty to first-degree forgery and theft of property. 

Amanda Marie Branscum, 29, was sentenced in Stone County Circuit Court on Feb. 28 in Mountain View to 60 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for six forgery counts and 12 months in county jail for one count of theft.  

Branscum was given credit for 107 days spent incarcerated while awaiting her court date for the confirmation of her negotiated guilty plea. 

Branscum was fined $2,500 plus court costs and was ordered to pay restitution to Murphy USA and the Mountain View Walmart in the amount of $484.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story included an error regarding Branscum’s age. It has since been corrected.

BranscumMug             Amanda Branscum/ Image via Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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