RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York woman who scammed people for donations for phony cancer treatments to feed a heroin habit is headed to prison.
Brittany Ozarowski (OH-za-row-skee) pleaded guilty in December 2013 to grand larceny, forgery and other charges. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of up to seven years. However, she was sent to a drug treatment program rather than prison.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1DPENsD ) reports a judge sentenced her Monday to up to three years in prison after learning she had failed out of the court-mandated drug program.
Her attorney, George Duncan, says she got a violation in the program for smoking a cigarette.
Prosecutors say she claimed to have cancer but was actually a heroin addict.
She was accused of soliciting thousands of dollars from friends, neighbors and businesses.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com