Former Mrs. New Jersey gets 1 year in jail

(AP) - A former New Jersey beauty pageant winnerhas been sentenced to a year in jail for bouncing more than $70,000in bad checks to purchase antique furniture. Heather "Hedy" Di Carlo also was given five

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2009, 12:16 AM

Updated 5,544 days ago

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(AP) - A former New Jersey beauty pageant winnerhas been sentenced to a year in jail for bouncing more than $70,000in bad checks to purchase antique furniture. Heather "Hedy" Di Carlo also was given five years' probationFriday in state Superior Court in Newark. Di Carlo won the Mrs. New Jersey crown in 2005. She pleaded guilty in January to theft by deception and writingbad checks. Her attorney says she fell into debt after a divorce. Paul Bergrin says Di Carlo will probably serve about 60 days ofher sentence. The judge cited Di Carlo's previous arrests for theft datingback to 1999 and called her "a master of deception."


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