A parolee who forged a $252,000 check to close on a house got more prison time Thursday.
Lancaster County District Judge Jodi Nelson sentenced Lisa Sexton, 46, to eight to 15 years in prison.
Lincoln police say they began investigating Sexton in May after Nebraska Land Title & Abstract reported she had written a $252,105.11 check to close on a home along the water at Capitol Beach.
They later learned the check was counterfeit.
Deputy County Attorney Ryan Mick said it took the title company about a year to get the title back, at a cost of $50,000 in fees.
At the time, Sexton was on parole on felony theft charges out of Douglas County.
She later pleaded no contest to second-degree forgery for the check to the title company.
In court Thursday, Sexton said she was sorry for her actions and was doing everything she could to change them.
Then the judge called her a thief, pure and simple.
"That's what you do," Nelson said. "You con people."