Lewistown woman sentenced to prison for stealing from mother while acting as her caregiver.

(Lewistown) A woman who forged checks to steal more than $700,000 from her elderly mother in Lewistown while acting as her caregiver was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and over 725 thousand dollars in restitution, to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

The defendant, 60 year old Roxanna Rae Lewis-Stella of Billings, pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The government alleged Lewis-Stella, while serving as caregiver for her mother, forged approximately 70 of her mother’s checks to steal her fortune.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

 

Copyright © New Media Broadcasters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.