A federal judge has found that a Pennsylvania woman stole more than $1 million before she called in a hoax carjacking and fled to Disney World with a daughter.
The million-dollar fraud boosts Bonnie Sweeten's sentencing range to about seven to nine years.
The 40-year-old paralegal was in court Wednesday for sentencing but the hearing didn't conclude. The hearing will resume Jan. 26, officials said.
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Prosecutors are seeking 10 years in prison for her guilty pleas to fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Sweeten triggered a nationwide search in 2009 when she told a 911 operator she and her 9-year-old had been carjacked and stuffed into a trunk.
Authorities say she fled as police closed in on her for swindling her boss and an elderly relative.
Sweeten spent a year in prison for the fake abduction call.