- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two women from northern New York have been sentenced to jail for defrauding elderly people by telling the victims that their grandchildren or other relatives needed money for bail.

Federal authorities say 29-year-old Naromie Joseph and 25-year-old Christie Joseph pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Naromie Joseph was sentenced to time served after spending 13 months in jail awaiting the disposition of her case, followed by three years of supervised release.

Christie Joseph was sentenced to four months of weekends in jail and three years of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy ordered the women to pay $27,200.00 in restitution to victims who sent money to Plattsburgh addresses following phone calls in December 2013.

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