A Pittsburgh woman has pleaded guilty to allegations she defrauded advertisers and exhibitors out of thousands of dollars with a fake bridal show in Boston.
Prosecutors are recommending a five-year prison sentence for Karen Tucker, who pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in U.S. District court in Boston. The defense is seeking a three-year prison term.
Tucker and an uncharged coconspirator allegedly posed as representatives of a business known as The Boston 411, which promoted a nonexistent home and bridal show at the Hynes Convention Center in March.
Tucker told a judge that she served in the Marines in the 1980s and has been treated for schizophrenia and a "social disorder."
Her attorney says she has taken responsibility for her actions.