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Lindsey Sue Scott

 A woman from Osceola pleaded guilty in federal court today (04-18-12) to her role in a bank fraud conspiracy, as well as wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
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Lindsey Sue Scott, 23 and her co-defendant, David Michael Riili, 33, also of Osceola have both pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr to the charges contained in a Jan. 24, 2012, federal indictment.

David Riili

 According to court documents, Highway Patrol troopers found an envelpe full of stolen check while they were investigating a one-vehicle accident on Missouri Highway 76, near Indian Point Road in Stone County on Sept. 16, 2011.
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Riili’s vehicle had left the roadway and slid into the woods, where it slammed into a tree. Riili and Scott were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries they sustained in the crash.
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When a state trooper followed trails of blood from the vehicle into the woods that led to a pile of leaves. The officer dug through the leaves and discovered an envelope full of checks made out to several businesses. The trooper also found a large trash bag that contained stolen mail from different areas throughout southwest Missouri.
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Scott and Riili admitted that they stole checks, credit cards and other mail from business and residential mailboxes in southwest Missouri. They altered and forged the stolen checks by adding the names of other individuals to the payee lines of the stolen checks. They cashed the checks or deposited them into Riili’s bank account. The amount total amount of the checks in the scheme, which lasted from Sept. 13 to Nov. 22, 2011, was $44,716.
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Scott and Riili also admitted that they stole credit cards from the mail and used some of them to make unauthorized purchases at businesses in the Springfield area.
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Scott and Riili will be sentenced at a later date.

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