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Prosecutors: 3 more sentenced in timeshare fraud scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Three people have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme that defrauded timeshare owners by offering phony consulting services.

Federal prosecutors say two men who pretended to be satisfied customers of the Vacation Ownership Group received prison terms Monday. A woman who gave customers the false impression she was working for a bank or lending institution was sentenced to probation.

Fifty-three year-old Jeffrey Sawyer, of Mullica Hill, received a year in prison, while 31-year-old Vincent Giordano got four months in prison, four months of home confinement and 200 hours of community service.

Aimee Allen, 30, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was sentenced to three years of probation, with eight months of home confinement and 50 hours of community service. The 30-year-old Allen also must pay $197,440 in restitution.

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