GLENDALE ? A 22-year-old Glendale woman was sentenced to six months in a halfway house and community service Monday for posing as an American Red Cross volunteer and pocketing money under the guise of helping Hurricane Katrina victims, wire reports said.
U.S. District Court Judge George King sentenced Gina Liz Nicholas to a term in the halfway house, after which she will remain on probation for 30 months, pay a $1,000 fine and get psychological therapy, reports said.
She will perform 20 hours of community service every week, the judge ordered.
Burbank Police arrested Nicholas and her accomplice, Tino Lee, 44, of Burbank, on Sept. 15 at the Burbank Best Buy.
The couple had $116 in cash and a $200 check when they were arrested.
A 14-year-old girl was also arrested at the scene. z
The Los Angeles Superior Court is handling her case.