California woman pleads in alleged movie fraud

November 21, 2014 1:39 PM

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A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she scammed investors out of more than $5 million with claims she had Hollywood backing to build a movie studio complex in Northern California.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( 51-year-old Carissa Carpenter was arraigned Thursday on 32 felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud and making a false statement to a government agent.

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