BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 48-year-old Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $111,000 in restitution for selling fake diamonds online.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports District Judge Holly Brown also gave Georgia Cold a five-year suspended sentence with the Department of Corrections
Cold pleaded no contest to felony theft in May in a plea agreement that recommended a three-year deferred sentence, but Brown said Tuesday that Cold wasn't taking responsibility for her actions.
Court records say Cold placed a Craigslist ad saying she was liquidating an inherited gemstone business. Between May and August of 2012, the man said he bought 70 items from Cold for nearly $90,000. He paid another $22,000 in September for 17 gemstones Cold said were diamonds, but were actually synthetic diamond substitutes.
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