Three — that’s the number of suspects who have accepted a plea agreement in a Pauls Valley forgery case stopped in its tracks last summer.

Taking a deal was Tiffany Woods, 26, who has faced three felony accusations of attempting to or successfully passing forged checks.

She follows the lead of her husband, Demetrius Woods, 27, who has accepted a plea agreement on six criminal charges, and Thomas Ryan Miles, 21.

Most of the allegations against them were related to checks stolen during a previous burglary from a Pauls Valley residence. A handful of those checks made their way to a local bank, where the suspects used the forged documents to illegally gain cash.

During a hearing late last week in Garvin County District Court, Tiffany Woods submitted no contest pleas on the trio of accusations against her.

For the pleas she received a five-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay a variety of fines and fees, in addition to restitution to Pauls Valley National Bank for the two charges where she was successful in passing forged checks. She will also be supervised for two years through the district attorney’s office.

Woods was arrested Aug. 12 in one of the drive through lanes at the branch office bank, located in the 100 block of North Indian Meridian.

She was in the process of cashing one of the stolen checks when police, tipped off to her location and familiar with the check scam, arrived at the scene and placed her under arrest.

Only days earlier Woods was successful in attempts to pass two forged checks.

Woods admitted to passing the forged checks given to her and her husband by Miles.

Miles accepted a plea agreement last month to the single bogus check charge he received in the case.

Slightly more than two weeks later Miles was caught in the act of cashing a check forged from the account of two deceased individuals.

Criminal proceedings in the new case are still pending.

This Week's Circulars

Recommended for you