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Blanca Contreras Gets 5 Years For Veteran Charity Scam

First Posted: 08/11/11 01:50 PM ET Updated: 10/11/11 06:12 AM ET

Blanca Contreras

A Florida woman received five years in prison Wednesday for stealing more than $470,000 while posing as a representative of a national veterans charity organization.

Blanca Contreras, 39, of Tampa, pleaded guilty in June to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, aggravated theft, money laundering and tampering with records. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Kathleen Sutula imposed the sentence at a hearing Wednesday morning.

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Filed by Eleanor Goldberg  |