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BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 09:29 AM Jul 2023

Florida woman who stole nearly $3 million from Holocaust survivor gets over 4 years in prison

BY LARRY NEUMEISTER
Updated 12:37 AM EDT, July 28, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida woman who drained an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor’s life savings by posing as a love interest and then lived lavishly off the $2.8 million she got was sentenced Thursday to over four years in prison.

Peaches Stergo, 36, of Champions Gate, Florida, was described by U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos as “unspeakably cruel” and motivated by greed as he announced the sentence in Manhattan federal court.

Given a chance to speak, Stergo said: “I’m sorry.” She pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud, admitting that she drained the life savings of a man she met on a dating website seven years ago.
https://apnews.com/article/peaches-dating-holocaust-sentencing-07bd9ac239712eafb3f17be841b6e954



( Horrendous damage, & sentence should reflect that imo. )

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Florida woman who stole nearly $3 million from Holocaust survivor gets over 4 years in prison (Original Post) BeckyDem Jul 2023 OP
Not enough jail time. sinkingfeeling Jul 2023 #1
That's was my reaction too. BeckyDem Jul 2023 #2
Not long enough. 2naSalit Jul 2023 #3

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
2. That's was my reaction too.
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 09:50 AM
Jul 2023

Maybe because she pleaded guilty but even so, for crying out loud she destroyed so much for that vulnerable survivor!

grrrrrr

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