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Woman sentenced for her role in email fraud scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS — A woman from Colombia has been sentenced for her role in an email scheme that defrauded companies in Iowa and other states.

Prosecutors say Karina Henao was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to 13 months in prison. Henao also was ordered to pay more than $297,000 in restitution.

She pleaded guilty in November to wire fraud. Prosecutors say she'd been living in Florida.

A court document says Henao admitted that from September through November 2017 she participated in a scheme to infiltrate or otherwise gain access to email systems in order to divert money from the businesses' bank accounts.

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