A woman who pled guilty to taking money meant for victims of the Indiana State Fair stage rigging collapse failed to show up in court and now a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
26 year old Stephanie Murry, faked hospital records and submitted claims to both the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund and the Indiana Tort Claim Fund, claiming she was injured when the rigging above the stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds collapsed before the Sugarland concert Aug. 13, 2011, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others.
Murry's claim with the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund was denied, but she was given $2,900 from the Indiana Tort Claim Fund.
As part of a plea deal, Murry pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and one count of perjury.
She was expected to be sentenced Friday to four years on work release and one year on probation, but she did not show up at community corrections.
Violating the court order could mean she will serve her sentence in prison.
Murry's aunt, 38 year old Sandra Hurn, said that she was really an 11-year-old girl who had been trampled by crowds fleeing the collapsed rigging.
She was given $7,500 check from the remembrance fund.
She pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and one count of possession of a controlled substance in exchange for two years on home detention and three years on probation.
Both women were ordered to perform community service as well.