- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Mason City woman has pleaded guilty to theft and four counts of insurance fraud.

Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 34-year-old Amber Griffin entered the written pleas Monday.

The records say that in return for her pleas prosecutors will recommend three years of probation, suspended five-year prison terms and that Griffin pay restitution. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 20.

Criminal complaints say Griffin submitted two fraudulent claims in October 2016 and one each in November and December that year. Each said a family member had been treated at a local medical facility. The complaints also said she submitted false medical records with the claims.

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