Woman given suspended prison sentence for using forged £20 note in Milton Keynes

Magistrates have imposed a six month suspended prison sentence to a woman who passed on a counterfeit £20 note.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 4:09 pm

Miss Lisa O'Grady, 41, was charged with passing the note as genuine while knowing it was counterfeit currency.

She appeared for sentencing before Milton Keynes magistrates last week, having previously pleaded guilty to the charge.

The offence happened in MK in September 2019.

A genuine £20 note

Miss O'Grady, who lives at The Hide, Netherfield, was committed to prison for six months suspended for a year. During that time she must comply with a requirement to have mental health treated, said the magistrates.

She must also pay a £122 surcharge to fund victim services and £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service - a total of £227.