- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) - A Burlington woman has pleaded guilty in a scheme that prosecutors say defrauded more than two dozen people out of more than $1.6 million.

The Times-News of Burlington reported (https://bit.ly/1F3jetd) that 42-year-old Angela Dawn Campbell pleaded guilty to five counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

The plea agreement includes a minimum 10-year prison sentence. The state dropped 20 other counts in exchange for the guilty plea. She’ll be sentenced later.

Prosecutors say from 2009 to 2011, Campbell took money from people, telling them she could double or triple their savings through the stock market and her day-trading business.

Prosecutors say she never set up accounts with any major trading firm, depositing the money in an account that she took money from at casinos in North Carolina and New Jersey.

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Information from: Times-News, https://www.thetimesnews.com

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