CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman took a plea deal that sent her to prison for 5 years on a rash of charges related to fraud and identity theft.
Amy Sue Johnson (alias Myhre), age 34, was sentenced last week to several prison terms to run concurrently that puts her behind bars for up to five years. Her crimes date back to at least 2012 all the way through July of this year, when she was arrested by Charles City police on July 8th. She was wanted on felony charges of identity theft and forgery from incidents that took place in Charles City on July 1 and July 2, 2014. A woman reported to Charles City police that her purse had been stolen out of her car, and police discovered that Johnson had been using her foodstamp card at area businesses. She was charged in that incident with forgery and identity theft and pled guilty as part of her plea deal.
In addition to the prison term, Johnson must pay over $2,000 in court costs (all fines were suspended) and is on the hook for future restitution, if it is requested.