MO: Columbia Woman Charged With Financial Exploitation is Sentenced to Prison

A Columbia woman who pleaded guilty in October to financially exploiting a person with a disability will serve four months in prison and will then be placed on probation so she can begin to pay back the woman she bilked out of tens 0f thousands of dollars.

Deanna Harris received a sentence of eight years in prison but will spend 120 days in prison, after which Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter will review the case to see if probation is warranted. When Harris is released, she will be required to pay at least $400 a month in restitution to Luana Harrison, the victim of the crime. If she fails to make the payment, she will be sent back to prison.

“I think it would be very beneficial to Ms. Harrison to receive some of her money, but I just don’t trust you,” Carpenter said in Boone County Circuit Court on Monday in explaining her decision to send Harris to prison for some time.

Harris borrowed thousands of dollars from Harrison between April and September of 2010 under false pretenses and didn’t pay her back.

Harrison testified last month that she would like to see Harris given the maximum possible sentence.

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Columbia Woman Charged With Financial Exploitation is Sentenced to Prison

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2 Responses to “MO: Columbia Woman Charged With Financial Exploitation is Sentenced to Prison”

  1. Thbelma Says:

    Will jail time cure her?

  2. Finny Says:

    No, it won't cure her but at least there is some accountability, Thelma.

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