Woman sentenced to 34 years for vacant home sale scheme

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A woman involved in a scheme that left several people without homes will spend the next 34 years in prison.

Shela Amos was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty on two counts of corrupt business influence, two counts of burglary, six counts of forgery and six counts of theft.

Authorities said Amos sold vacant homes that she did not own or have the legal authority to sell.  Amos and her business partner, Beverly Cannedy, collected more than $24,000 for six homes.

Thirty-seven victims were identified through the investigation into Amos.

Cannedy has pleaded guilty to corrupt business influence, forgery, and theft. She is scheduled to be sentenced June 7.

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