A Gaston woman pleaded guilty today to calling in a bomb threat last year to Lexington County’s Marc H. Westbrook Judicial Center.

Julie Ann Riddle-Gonzalez, 64, said she called in the threat in October 2014 to avoid going to court to face a fraudulent check charge. The building was evacuated and no bomb was found. Riddle-Gonzalez was arrested the next day by Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators.

Riddle-Gonzalez received a seven-year sentence.