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Indy Woman Sentenced For Scamming State


An Indianapolis woman who struck a plea deal after admitting to scamming the fund meant for state fair stage collapse victims was sentenced to three years work release.

Stephanie Murry admitted to stealing $2,900 from the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund. The judge accepted the plea which involved one count of felony forgery. Marion County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Anne Harrigan says Murry had violated the rules of her pre-trial release. Harrigan says if Murry violates any of the work release terms, they'll ask the judge to make Murry serve the remainder of her three year sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Murry asked the judge for leniency so that she can care for her young son.

Another woman in the case, Sandra Hurn, was sentenced to two years home detention and two years probation. Hurn was also ordered to repay $7,800 restitution and complete 80 hours of community service. Harrigan says Murry wasn't forced to pay restitution because she had not spent the $2,900.


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