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Woman gets 7 years in identity-theft case

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing the identity of a 72-year-old woman in her care.

WSIL-TV reports that 46-year-old Kimberly Ital of Harrisburg also was ordered Tuesday by a Saline County Circuit Court judge to pay $52,000 in restitution.

Ital pleaded guilty in March to three counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of theft.

She was arrested in September of last year on charges she stole tens of thousands of dollars from the victim, who has dementia.

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