LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Oakland woman has been given 18 months in prison for passing counterfeit traveler’s checks.

A federal judge in Lincoln, Neb. on Tuesday sentenced 30-year-old Khadija Thompson, U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg said.  Thompson also must serve three years of probation after her release from prison and pay restitution of $1,200.

Thompson pleaded guilty in March.

She and two other Northern California women were arrested last August in Hall County. Officials said the three had passed $1,300 worth of the checks in Kearney.

Lanesha Paxton, of Stockton; and Arena Adanandus, of Richmond also pleaded guilty.

Paxton was given three years of probation. Adanandus was sentenced to time served.

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