- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman will spend a year on probation for selling discount fundraising coupon booklets she falsely told people would benefit a 4-year-old girl with cancer.

In reality, state police say 33-year-old Mandy Klinkner, of Somerset, kept all $2,000 she raised instead of giving it to the sick girl and Sheetz, a convenience store chain.

Sheetz offers the books as a fundraising vehicle. Each sells for $10 and Sheetz is supposed to get $8 with the fundraiser keeping $2.

The (Somerset) Daily American (https://bit.ly/1sGYjo7 ) reports Klinkner was charged with theft, but was allowed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct under a plea agreement in April.

She was sentenced Thursday by Somerset County Judge John Cascio who told her,” There are some crimes that really upset me. This is one.”

Klinkner must also repay the money.

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Information from: Daily American, https://www.dailyamerican.com

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