KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville woman was sentenced to nearly two years behind bars and ordered to repay over $60,000 after being convicted of Mail Fraud and International Money Laundering, according to Dept. of Justice spokesperson Sharry Dedmon-Beard. Carolyn Greer, a.k.a. Carolyn Keene, will also have to serve three years of supervised release after she is let out.
Dedmon-Beard cited court documents where Greer, 50, admitted to sending people fake checks with their names on them using a commercial interstate carrier. The checks were designed to trick the victims into thinking they were real so they would wire back the proceeds. Greer also said she sent a portion of the money to Nigeria to help promote her scheme.
A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced her to 21 months in jail and ordered to pay $62,562.60 in restitution.