Kansas Woman Who Scammed SD Man Sentenced To Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Kansas woman who scammed a Sioux Falls man out of $161,000 has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison.

The Argus Leader reports Holly Foster told federal Judge Karen Schreier that her actions took place in a "cloud of addiction," but the judge and Foster's victim rejected that reasoning.

Authorities say the 34-year-old Foster, of Derby, Kan., scammed the father of her then-boyfriend in 2011 and 2012 with a bogus story that she had stomach cancer and could repay his financial help out of a pending $5.3 million inheritance.

The victim cashed in his retirement account, borrowed money from friends, and took out title loans on two vehicles and a second mortgage on his home to support Foster. Schreier ordered Foster to pay back the money.

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