OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ An Omaha woman who sold thousands of worthless airline vouchers has pleaded guilty to 16 counts of wire fraud in federal court.
In exchange for her pleas Friday, federal prosecutors dropped nine counts of money laundering against 31-year-old Patricia Urbanovsky.
The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cNtuBv ) that Urbanovsky now faces more than six years in federal prison under the agreement.
Urbanovsky was the owner of Creative Creations in Omaha. Authorities say she ran a scheme through her business to sell discounted airline travel vouchers, which turned out to be worthless.
Authorities say her company sold about 36,000 vouchers for airline flights at a reduced rate, but had purchased only about 7,000 of the discounted vouchers from airlines. Most customers had their travel plans ruined when the vouchers weren’t honored.