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    Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:30:26

    Two Women Caught Trying to Cash in on Sugarland Stage Collapse Facing Jail Time - They said they were injured but turns out they were not onsite

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    According to the Indianapolis Star, investigators have discovered a pair of women who were not in attendance at the Aug. 13 Sugarland concert where the stage collapsed due to a gust of high winds trying to collect funds from the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund and the Indiana Tort Claim Fund. That's dirty. Talk about bad karma.

    "I do not understand the mentality of someone who would look at the circumstances of that night and see the potential for financial profit from this kind of scheme," Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry told the publication. "Most of us would look at those circumstances and feel sympathy and a desire to help assist the real victims in any way we could."

    Now, Stephanie Murray and Sandra Hum are staring down felony charges including forgery, perjury and attempted theft. They submitted claims for $22,500 from the two funds, which benefit those injured or killed during the tragedy. That's really horrible, since there were people who were on site and were injured who needed those funds.

    Murray could spend up to 36 years in prison over the case, with Hurn potentially facing 14 years. Hurn reportedly confessed to the ill-fated plot, telling detectives that Murray stated, "I'm gone play like I was there… I went there anyway -- to the hospital." Murray supposedly stole emergency room forms as part of the scheme, as well.

    They deserve whatever punishment they get.

    What is your take on the Sugarland stage collapse?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.30.11



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