- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa woman has been sentenced for insurance fraud and filing a false report.

Stephanie Settle, of Asbury, Monday was given two to five years of probation, 30 days in jail, suspended, and a deferred judgment. Under a deferred judgment, the convictions will be wiped from Settle’s record if she successfully completes probation.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1LkKy70 ) that she must pay restitution as well.

Investigators say Settle told officers a man armed with a knife broke into her home in January 2015, attacked her and stole about $15,000 worth of jewelry. On March 4 she reported that a man had attacked her in her garage and cut her face, neck, arms and chest.

Authorities say the investigation revealed inconsistencies in Settle’s stories, prompting the charges.


Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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