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Woman gets 10 years in fraud case

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Updated: 6/12/2013 9:04 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2009 fraud case.

Gail Lucinder Rivers, 46, was convicted in March on charges of defrauding a financial institution by schemes/false/fraudulent pretenses/promises/representation, criminal use of personal Information, and fraudulent use of a credit card.

In 2009, Rivers accessed the victim's information by intercepting mail which contained the victim's credit card account information. Rivers used the information to make several large purchases, including furniture.

Rivers has also pleaded guilty to an unrelated case - Exploitation of a Disabled Adult. She was sentenced to 10 years in state prison in this case. The sentence runs concurrently with the fraud sentence.

In the exploitation case, Rivers was employed as a caretaker for two elderly and disabled women. She took one of the victims to Vystar Credit Union to close out the victim's account. Rivers then placed the money in two separate accounts with Wachovia that she could access. Rivers has been ordered to pay $56,000 in restitution to the victim.

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