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Woman gets prison for 'Nigerian' scam

Date: June 27, 2008

TACOMA, Wash., June 26 (UPI) -- An Olympia, Wash., woman who pleaded guilty in a $1 million "Nigerian check scam" has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Edna Fiedler, 44, also drew five years probation following her plea in a Tacoma court to conspiracy to commit bank, wire and mail fraud, in what officials called a potentially ruinous plot to bilk naive people, the Seattle Times said.

Court documents indicate Fiedler made an Internet connection with a man who shipped counterfeit checks and money orders to her from Lagos, Nigeria, last November with instructions on how to fill out the checks and where to ship them.

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