UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 9 to 24 months in state prison for taking advantage of county jail guards who were confused by her similar-sounding name and released her to a bail bondsman looking for another inmate.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports 29-year-old Evelyn Grace Campbell was sentenced by a Fayette County judge on Wednesday.
The Uniontown woman signed herself out of the jail on June 6 when a bondsman showed up to post $500 bail on behalf of another inmate, Maretta Ruth Gambel.
The warden says Campbell stepped forward when guards called for Gambel, then escaped after telling the bail bondsman she didn’t have identification before he let her sign the release papers.
Campbell returned the next day and confessed, then pleaded guilty to an escape charge in September.
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