Woman sentenced for voter fraud

LISBON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Columbiana County Prosecutor Robert Herron announced Monday that an Ohio woman has been sentenced to jail for fraudulently registering more than three dozen people to vote.

Columbiana County Common Pleas Judge C. Ashley Pike sentenced Rebecca Hammonds, 34, to 180 days in jail this morning.

Hammonds, of East Liverpool, pleaded guilty last month to 13 felony counts of making a false registration and one felony count of election falsification.

The East Liverpool woman was indicted in May after an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation found that Hammonds had created false voter registration documents while working to register unregistered voters in Columbiana County between September and October of 2015.

“The investigation found that the defendant falsely registered a number of Columbiana County residents, including some who were deceased, which is inexcusable,” said Ohio Attorney General DeWine. “Allegations of voter fraud referred to my office will always be thoroughly investigated.”

The case was prosecuted by the Columbiana County Prosecutor’s Office with assistance from the Ohio Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Section.


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Reach Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office Toll-free: 800-282-0515 or visit the website: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.