A 31-year-old Garden City woman has been charged in U.S. District Court in Wichita with passing counterfeit checks, theft of tax refunds, misuse of a Social Security number and identity theft.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Blanca Maria Torres has been charged with three counts of passing counterfeit checks, two counts of theft of tax refunds obtained by fraud, two counts of misusing a Social Security number and two counts of aggravated identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in July and August 2016 in Finney County.

If convicted, Torres could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of passing counterfeit checks, up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of theft of tax refunds, up to five years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of misusing a Social Security number, and mandatory two consecutive years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of aggravated identity theft.

The U.S. Secret Service investigated the case.