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Man sentenced after scamming elderly woman

ALBANY - A White Plains man has been sentenced after being found guilty of scamming over $7,900 from an elderly woman.

An investigation revealed that 55-year-old Hopeton Labeach contacted an 89 year-old woman and told her she won a prize through the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. 

She was told that in order to collect the prize she needed to send him money orders.

Labeach was sentenced to 1 to 3 year and ordered to pay restitution.  He also is barred from contacting the victim.
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