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Tucson woman sentenced to 100 days in jail in adoption scam

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 19:45:13-05

Karla Vargas was sentenced to 100 days in jail on a fraud charge Tuesday after a Boston couple said she lied to them during an adoption process. 

Vargas reached a plea deal on a fraudulent scheme and artifice charge, a class three felony.

She was also sentenced to four years of supervised probation. Restitution will be reviewed. 

The adoptive parents Cindy Cantrell and Jack McHugh say Vargas kept asking for money even after she lied about giving birth. 

The couple said they ended up paying Vargas around $6000 for items such as rent and her phone bill.

This incident started back in July of 2015. 

Police told the couple Vargas' twins were put into foster care. 

Her twin sister is also facing charges for reportedly posing as Vargas's landlord. 

Since this ordeal Cantrell and McHugh have been able to adopt another child.