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Woman gets 4-year sentence for lying about being injured in State Fair collapse

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One of the two women prosecutors say filed false claims in order to receive money from funds set up for victims of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in 2011 received a four-year sentence Friday.

Sandra Hurn pleaded guilty to Class C felony forgery and received two years home detention followed by two years of probation. She also must repay $7,500 she received from the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund and complete 80 hours of community service.

She faced charges in Marion County of three counts of Class C felony forgery, two counts of Class D felony perjury, and one count each of Class D felony theft and attempted theft.

Hurn and Stephanie Murry were charged in December 2011 for their role in falsely claiming to be injured in the stage collapse. They allegedly falsified hospital records in order to be eligible to make claims to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund and the Indiana Tort Claim Fund.

Murry pleaded guilty to Class C felony forgery and Class D felony perjury in August, but hasn’t been sentenced. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says there is a warrant for her arrest because of a violation of release conditions.

 

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  1. OK, now do something about this preverted anacronism

  2. William Hartley prosecutor of Wabash county constantly violates people rights. Withholds statement's, is bias towards certain people. His actions have ruined lives and families. In this county you question him or go out of town for a lawyer,he finds a way to make things worse for you. Unfair,biased and crooked.

  3. why is the State trying to play GOD? Automatic sealing of a record is immoral. People should have the right to decide how to handle a record. the state is playing GOD. I have searched for decades, then you want me to pay someone a huge price to contact my son. THIS is extortion and gestapo control. OPEN THE RECORDS NOW. OPEN THE RECORDS NOW. OPEN THE RECORDS NOW.

  4. I haven't made some of the best choices in the last two years I have been to marion county jail 1 and two on three different occasions each time of release dates I've spent 48 to 72 hours after date of release losing a job being denied my freedom after ordered please help

  5. Out here in Kansas, where I now work as a government attorney, we are nearing the end of a process that could have relevance in this matter: "Senate Bill 45 would allow any adult otherwise able to possess a handgun under state and federal laws to carry that gun concealed as a matter of course without a permit. This move, commonly called constitutional carry, would elevate the state to the same club that Vermont, Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming have joined in the past generation." More reading here: http://www.guns.com/2015/03/18/kansas-house-panel-goes-all-in-on-constitutional-carry-measure/ Time to man up, Hoosiers. (And I do not mean that in a sexist way.)

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