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Georgia woman accused of defrauding Washington County investors out of $900K sentenced to federal prison

ST. GEORGE — A Georgia woman will spend time in federal prison after a yearlong FBI investigation revealed she defrauded more than a dozen victims in Washington County in a scheme that extended beyond Utah and the United States.

The defendant, Stephanie Nicole Summers, 54, of Duluth, Georgia, appeared before U.S. District Judge David Nuffer for sentencing on one count each of wire fraud and securities fraud, while the remaining four counts of wire and securities fraud were dismissed under the plea agreement.

Summers was sentenced to serve more than three years in federal prison for schemes the defendant admitted to during a plea hearing held in March involving multiple victims across the country and including more than a dozen in southern Utah.

“Ms. Summers defrauded Utah citizens and people across the country of nearly $1 million for her own personal benefit. She lied to the victims and abused their trust to take their hard-earned money,” U.S. Attorney Trina A. Higgins of the District of Utah said in a statement released Wednesday.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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