Former Fallon Travel Agent Sentenced to Prison

FALLON, Nev. (AP) - A former Fallon travel agent accused of embezzling money from more than 30 people has been sentenced to at
least 58 months in prison.

61-year-old Cynthia Holland-Taylor also was ordered to pay $94,360 in restitution by District Judge David Huff.

Holland-Taylor, former owner of Cindy's Travel Agency, was accused of taking money to book trips she never arranged.

She apologized at a sentencing hearing Friday, saying her business was losing money and she hates herself for what she did.

Holland-Taylor said proceeds from the sale of her home will be used to pay victims.

Mary Briggs, who lost $8,300, said she learned a lesson but will never forgive Holland-Taylor.

Huff said the number of offenses and the amount embezzled was too great to let Holland-Taylor off on probation as requested by her lawyer.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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