Pittsburgh woman waives indictment, agrees to plead guilty in fake Boston bridal show scamBy AP
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Pa. woman to plead guilty in Boston bridal scam
BOSTON — A Pittsburgh woman has agreed to plead guilty to allegations she defrauded advertisers and exhibitors out of thousands of dollars with a fake bridal show in Boston.
Federal prosecutors say Karen Tucker on Tuesday agreed to waive indictment on wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges in exchange for a lenient sentence of up to nearly five years in jail.
Tucker and an uncharged co-conspirator allegedly posed as representatives of a business known as The Boston 411, which promoted a nonexistent home and bridal show in March.
The two allegedly collected advance fees from exhibitors and used most of the money for personal expenses. Authorities say they conducted similar scams elsewhere.
Tucker’s attorney says a court date has not been set.
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