Kansas woman sent to prison for scam

(AP) — A Kansas woman who scammed a Sioux Falls man out of $161,000 has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison.Court-gavel

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.


  • guest

    What an evil witch..lock her up and throw away the key…

  • Hays-ite

    What happened to the man’s SON who WAS dating her at the time????????

    • Curious Jórge

      I don’t know, please tell us

  • Yahooserious

    Hahaha. A drug addict with a prison record is going to pay back 161,000 dollars. A year for every 10,000 I’d say. Probably her yearly salary. If she had a job.