A former Lebanon businesswoman has been sentenced to four years of probation for stealing more than $30,000 from victims of the May 2011 Joplin tornado in an insurance and construction scam.
Gloria Schoeller of Springfield pleaded guilty on June 10 to one count of unlawful merchandising practices and three counts of public adjusting without a license. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster agreed to the plea agreement of Schoeller only receiving probation after she agreed to pay back more than $24,000 in restitution to the victims and to testify against her alleged partner-in-crime, Jeffrey Wolfson, who is her ex-husband. Wolfson is scheduled to go to trial in October in Jasper County, according to a press release from the Missouri Attorney General’s office.
Schoeller and Wolfson had criminal charges filed against them by Koster in May 2012 for allegedly scamming victims of the May 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin.
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