Texas Woman Sentenced for Adoption Fraud of Kansas Couple

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Texas woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison for defrauding a Kansas couple in an adoption scheme.

Chrystal Marie Rippey, a 35-year-old native of Marshall, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday for two counts of wire fraud.

Federal prosecutors said Rippey admitted that she took $22,225 from a Shawnee, Kansas, couple who believed she was pregnant with twins and who wanted to adopt the children.

The money was intended to pay for Rippey's living expenses.

Prosecutors said the transactions were based on Rippey's false statements that she was pregnant and wanted to put her twins up for adoption.

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