MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York woman who raised thousands of dollars falsely claiming she had cancer has pleaded guilty to a 24-count indictment.
A spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney says Brittany Ozarowski (OH-za-row-skee) entered the guilty plea to grand larceny, forgery and other charges on Monday.
Prosecutors said Ozarowski claimed to have cancer but was actually a heroin addict.
She was accused of soliciting money from friends, neighbors and businesses in her Miller Place community.
Prosecutors were seeking a prison term of up to seven years.
But a judge has agreed to allow her to enter a drug treatment program for as much as two years.
Defense attorney George Duncan says his client is extremely remorseful and welcomes drug treatment.
Ozarowski also will pay more than $10,000 in restitution.