Pa. Woman In Boston Bridal Scam To Plead Guilty

A Pittsburgh woman is scheduled to plead guilty to allegations she defrauded advertisers and exhibitors out of thousands of dollars with a fake Boston bridal show.

Defense attorney Brad Bailey says Karen Tucker will plead guilty Thursday in a Boston federal court to federal wire fraud charges and aggravated identity theft charges.

Last month, Tucker agreed to waive indictment on the charges in exchange for a lenient sentence of up to nearly five years in jail.

Tucker and an uncharged coconspirator allegedly posed as representatives of a business known as The Boston 411, which promoted a nonexistent home and bridal show at the Hynes Convention Center in March.

The two allegedly collected fees from exhibitors and used most of the money for personal expenses, including rent.

This program aired on October 7, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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