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Woman sentenced for making false insurance claims

Friday - 1/17/2014, 2:42am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for falsely making claims for allegedly lost or damaged packages to the U.S. Postal Service.

Thirty-five-year-old Levette Douglas of Toledo was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington. She was also ordered to pay more than $164,000 in criminal forfeiture and restitution.

According to the government's evidence, Douglas and others submitted false claims to the Postal Service for allegedly damaged or lost parcels. Prosecutors say Douglas filed insurance claims for 325 parcels that were sent through the mail that she said were lost or damaged.

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