Barnstable, Mass. woman convicted of charity scam

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May 6, 2013, 6:02 am
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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A Barnstable woman who founded a charity to help families dealing with tragedy has been found guilty of keeping most of the money for herself.
    
Gina Clark was convicted Thursday in Barnstable Superior Court of 52 charges, including larceny and fraud, after a 17 day trial and 11 hours of jury deliberations.
    
Sentencing is scheduled for Monday.
    
Prosecutors say between 2007 and 2010, the 42-year-old Clark, through her now-defunct charity Touched By Angels Inc., took in tens of thousands of dollars in donations and distributed only a small portion to families she was supposed to help.
    
The charity was founded to give financial assistance to families who had lost loved ones or were dealing with serious medical situations.
    
Clark's lawyer would only say after the verdict that she plans to appeal.

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