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Woman sentenced in Indiana State Fair collapse scam

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis woman who pleaded guilty to trying to collect money from funds intended for victims of last year’s deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse has been sentenced to three years of work release.

WISH-TV and WIBC-FM report a Marion County judge sentenced Stephanie Murry on Friday. Her sentence includes one year suspended to be served on probation.

Prosecutors said both Murry and her aunt, Sandra Hum, submitted relief fund claims contending they were injured in the August 2011 stage rigging collapse that killed seven people and injured dozens before a scheduled Sugarland concert.

Neither woman was at the concert when the rigging collapsed.

Murry pleaded guilty in August to forgery and perjury charges. Hum was sentenced in September to two years of home detention and two years of probation.

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