BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An elderly Florida woman was found guilty of bilking friends and neighbors of more than $1 million in a lottery scheme.
Doris Siegel, who turned 80 recently, was found guilty Oct. 14 on one count of organized fraud and one count of illegal structuring of financial transactions.
As part of a plea bargain, she was sentenced to 18 months in state prison followed by five years of probation and will get credit for about six months she has already served.
According to police, Siegel approached several victims from January 2008 through April of this year and asked for money, claiming she had won a lottery in Holland. Several of the victims were Siegel's neighbors in Hometown Clover Leaf Forest RV Park in Brooksville.