A Glen Aubrey woman has been sentenced to 2.5 to 7.5 years in prison as part of a plea deal for scamming vacationers out of $111,000.
Lisa Stevens, 51, pretended to be a travel agent for families and in two years managed to scam 33 people.
She booked them expensive hotels and flights, only for them to arrive to hotels without rooms or never even go on a vacation.
She did not offer an explanation to the sentencing judge for where the money went and was charged with a felony count of second degree grand larceny.
She has failed to pay restitution to families owed thousands of dollars.
One victim, according to the Evening Tribune, saved up for years to bring his entire family to Disney World and surprised them at Christmas. He described her actions as cruel.
Stevens was arrested in May of 2019 after law enforcement was contacted.
When asked where the money went, Stevens said some of it went toward paying for other client’s trips.
Stevens lawyer opted for a 6 month sentence with post release supervision so she could pay her victims back faster, but the judge said he had little hope in her actually paying the money she owes.
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