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OC woman sentenced for college money fraud

January 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Sentencing Friday for a Laguna Hills woman who pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from college students.

Carla Ann Brennan was sentenced to seven years in state prison. She pleaded guilty to stealing $262,000 from at least five students.

She took loans in their names under the pretense of getting them money for college and kept most of the cash.

The 63-year-old woman was ordered to pay more than $800,000 in restitution and fines.