Accused nationwide Facebook scammer from Ohio appears in court

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (CNN) - A third Ohio woman charged in a Facebook scam that defrauded victims across the U.S. and Canada of more than $300,000 appeared in court Friday.

Kirsten Laurie, 26, of Cleveland, was arraigned on two counts of money laundering, receiving stolen property, and obstructing justice.

She pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10,000 personal bond.

The scam involved a fake Facebook group that offered discounts on things like toys and trips to mothers, but didn't deliver.

A grand jury indicted Laurie, her sister, and another woman in the social media scam.

The other two were arraigned in December on more charges than Laurie and they pleaded not guilty.

They're each held on a $100,000 bond and remain in jail.



 
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