Woman sentenced in Indiana State Fair collapse scam

Stephanie Murry
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An Indianapolis woman was sentenced to work release and probation after pleading guilty to trying to collect money intended for victims of the 2011 State Fair stage collapse.

Stephanie Murry pleaded guilty to Forgery (C felony) with a four-year sentence. Her sentence is to be served with three years executed on work release, one year suspended and one year probation.

Prosecutors say both Murry and her aunt, Sandra Hum, submitted relief fund claims contending they were injured in the August 2011 stage rigging collapse that killed seven people and injured dozens before a scheduled Sugarland concert.

Neither woman was at the concert when the rigging collapsed.

Murry pleaded guilty in August to forgery and perjury charges. Hum was sentenced in September to two years home detention and two years probation.

Murry's probation term could be terminated if she completed her executed sentence without any violations. She also received a suspended sentence on a criminal mischief case that was unrelated.

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