2009-03-05 / Local & State

PA Woman Sentenced In Hurricane Katrina Fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using debit cards intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Fifty-year-old Jody Burnett, of Harrisburg, has also been ordered to pay more than $63,000 in restitution.

Burnett had pleaded guilty in November to access device fraud. Authorities say she misused the cards while working as an intern at the Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley between October 2005 and March 2006.

A federal judge in Pennsylvania sentenced Burnett on Friday to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

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