Bobby Thompson http://wyso.org en Florida Woman Sentenced in Ohio in Donation Scam http://wyso.org/post/florida-woman-sentenced-ohio-donation-scam <p>CLEVELAND, Ohio - Authorities say a Florida woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in a scam that collected $2 million from Ohio residents who believed they were donating to a fund for U.S. Navy veterans.</p><p>Blanca Contreras of Tampa was sentenced Wednesday in Cleveland on earlier pleas to theft, money laundering and other charges. Attorney general&#39;s spokesman Dan Tierney says she handled nearly $475,000 in Ohio donations for the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. Investigators say little, if any, of the money was used to benefit veterans.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:37:52 +0000 Associated Press 2954 at http://wyso.org