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Kristin Holzman Sentenced

The area mother convicted of accepting money donated to help her fight cancer she didn’t really have has learned her fate.

Kristin Holzman was tried and found guilty of defrauding her community of thousands of dollars in donated money. 

She was sentenced Thursday, June 28.

Henry County Judge Casey Stengel sentenced Holzman to three years in prison, to be followed by two years of probation.  He also ordered Holzman to pay more than $16,000 in restitution. 

Judge Stengel said Holzman showed him no sign she learned anything throughout the case and that she didn’t show him any remorse. 

Holzman testified at her sentencing hearing, saying she was sick at the time she lied about having cancer.  She said she should stay out of prison because her daughters needed her.

 “This crime that I committed is not who I am, and I am a hundred percent positive that if you look at who I was previous to the crime and look at who I am now you would see that I was a good person,” Holzman said during the sentencing hearing. 

After her statement the judge spoke directly to Kristen.  

“You’re a complete fraud and I have no compassion for you,” said Judge Stengel.

“People are going to hesitate, putting money in, wondering if they’re going to get hoodwinked again,” he continued.

Holzman was led from the courtroom in handcuffs to immediately begin serving her sentence.

Holzman and her attorney planned to appeal the sentencing. 

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