Kansas woman sent to prison for scam
Holly Foster told federal Judge Karen Schreier that her actions took place in a “cloud of addiction,” but the judge and Foster’s victim rejected that reasoning.
Authorities say the 34-year-old Foster, of Derby, Kan., scammed the father of her then-boyfriend in 2011 and 2012 with a bogus story that she had stomach cancer and could repay his financial help out of a pending $5.3 million inheritance.
The victim cashed in his retirement account, borrowed money from friends, and took out title loans on two vehicles and a second mortgage on his home to support Foster. Schreier ordered Foster to pay back the money.