- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - An Astoria hair salon owner who cashed and spent a forged $85,000 check from an Internet scammer has been sentenced.

The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/1p24LTU ) Jeanne Reeves was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation, 60 days in jail and more than $57,000 in restitution.

The 43-year-old Reeves pleaded no contest to two counts of first-degree aggravated theft.

Investigators say Reeves opened a bank account last October and cashed the forged check, which she received from a Facebook acquaintance. After she cashed the check, the person started asking her to wire the money.

Reeves accused the person of being a scammer, but continued to spend the cash on gifts for her children, debt payments, even a car.

Reeves’ defense attorney Elizabeth Logsdon said the woman was wooed by the scammer.

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